Community grant supports cave habitat for critically endangered Southern Bent-wing bat.

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Learn more about how Grassroots Grant funding has been used in the community to support the endangered Southern Bent-wing bat.

Limestone Coast Landscape Board Grassroots Grant recipient Nature Glenelg Trust has been working across the region undertaking cave audits for the critically endangered Southern Bent-wing bat. Grassroots Grant funding has been used to audit caves in the region for obstructions to cave entrances.

Ensuring cave entrances provide a clear flight path for the Southern Bent-wing bat is crucial for their habitat and ongoing survival.

Steve Bourne general Manager for the Limestone Coast Landscape Board said "Being gable to provide Grassroots Grant funding for community groups in the region often means they can undertake important work sooner rather than later. In this case cave auditing was identified as an urgent action to check cave entrances for the flight paths of the Southern Bent-wing bat. It's a great outcome for this special fauna unique to the Limestone Coast and Western Victoria."

Applications for the next round of Grassroots Grants are open now.

If you have a project in mind that will support biodiversity or community landscape management in our region talk to our grants officer Megan today on (08) 8429 7550.

Visit our community project page to find out more information, eligibility criteria, FAQ's and inspiration.

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