A new video has been released by the Eyre Peninsula Landscape Board, highlighting the region’s valuable saltmarsh communities that it has been working to protect through a range of management actions including monitoring of threatened Hooded Plovers.
Popular coastal camping areas across the Eyre Peninsula are ear-marked for conservation management works over the next three years under an ‘Eyes on Eyre’ project led by the Eyre Peninsula Landscape Board in conjunction with Regional Development Australia Eyre Peninsula and other partners.
As Hooded Plover Appreciation Day is acknowledged on September 16, the results of Eyre Peninsula’s 2021-22 Hooded Plover breeding season have been finalised – and it is great news with more than triple the number of fledged chicks compared to the previous season.
A project that has been trialling the keys to managing and restoring Mallee seeps on Eyre Peninsula farms, will continue for another 12 months with the aim of fully restoring demonstration sites and realising the impact of January’s high rainfall event.
Saltmarshes are one of the Eyre Peninsula’s most valuable and environmentally sensitive ecosystems however their value is often greatly underestimated with some even using local saltmarsh as a rubbish dumping ground.
The Eyre Peninsula Landscape Board is aiming to learn more about the secret winter life of the Hooded Plovers that landscape officers work to protect during the warmer months on local beaches when the birds are breeding.