Grant funding available from SA Kangaroo Partnership

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A $90,000 grant program will be offered through Optimising Kangaroo Management in South Australia – A partnership approach to improving landscape and economic resilience - a two year project that brings together key stakeholders to explore and trial shared solutions to manage kangaroo overabundance in South Australia.

A $90,000 grant program will be offered through the SA Kangaroo Partnership Project.

Optimising Kangaroo Management in South Australia – A partnership approach to improving landscape and economic resilience is a two year project that brings together key stakeholders to explore and trial shared solutions to manage kangaroo overabundance in South Australia. It is funded by the South Australian Government's Landscape Priorities Fund.

More than 20 organisations are currently committed to the project, including Bush Heritage Australia, Ecological Horizons, Jumbuck Pastoral, Kokatha Pastoral, Livestock SA, Macro Meats Group, South Gap Station, SA Water, SA Drought Resilience, Adoption and Innovation Hub, SA Professional Field Processors Organisation as well as the SA Arid Lands, Murraylands and Riverland, Northern and Yorke and Eyre Peninsula Landscape Boards. The project is closely aligned with the DEW and PIRSA led work around wild life management and industry development.

More than 50 representatives of the kangaroo, conservation and animal welfare industries, land managers and government attended a two-part facilitated online workshop series earlier this year, from which the grant program was developed.

Funding for up to $15,000 per project is available for projects relating, but not limited to, trials and demonstrations, research and development, education and awareness raising, and innovative ideas associated with improving outcomes in kangaroo management.

Project coordinator Emily Gregg said project ideas may apply to sectors such as farming, conservation and landscape management, animal welfare, and industry operations, or a collaboration between a number of sector partners, such as landowners partnering with harvesters.

“Consideration of increased funding amounts may be given to projects that demonstrate significant collaboration between organisations, businesses and individuals in the sector in an effort to encourage a shared responsibility for creating long-term solutions,” she said.

“I encourage all applicants to discuss their application with me to further develop ideas and design."

Grant applications open at 9am on Monday 15 August and close at 5pm on Friday 9 September.

Emily Gregg can be contacted at coordinator@sakangaroopartnership.com or on 0488 004 210.

Further information about the project and the grants is available here

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