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  • Alien fish stopped in their tracks: protecting the Southern pygmy perch

    A Blakney Creek landholder has combined forces with Fisheries NSW, South East Local Land Services and Rivers of Carbon to construct two in-stream barriers to prevent the spread of alien fish and protect one of the last populations of the rare and endangered Southern Pygmy Perch in NSW. Southern Pygmy Perch are a small native […]

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  • Farmers helping to save the Southern Pygmy Perch

    Farmers helping to save threatened fish Department of Primary Industries (DPI) staff have successfully relocated hundreds of Southern Pygmy Perch from Blakney Creek, just north of Yass, into two suitable farm dam habitats to create safe refuges for the threatened fish.  Recent surveys by DPI and the University of Canberra confirmed that the pest fish […]

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  • Saving the Southern Pygmy Perch

    Team effort to halt falling numbers of this once common fish. The Southern Pygmy Perch was once a common sight in the rivers and streams of South East Australia but since European settlement, its population has dwindled. The ‘Pygmy Perch in the Pudman’ project is now helping this attractive little fish to mount a comeback. […]

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  • Southern Pygmy Perch breeding in Pudman Creek!

    Luke Pearce from Fisheries NSW got in touch with Lori to report that recent sampling in Pudman Creek has found that the stocked population of the threatened Southern Pygmy Perch are doing well and breeding. The survey captured several juvenile fish which is a clear indication that the fish have successfully bred in Pudman Creek […]

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  • Rivers of Carbon: Southern Riparian Linkages

    We are nearing completion of this project and have achieved all of our objectives.  This project has been a pleasure to work on and we are delighted with the progress that has been made.  We have also been  overwhelmed by the positive response the Rivers of Carbon project and approach is attracting in our local […]

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  • Rivers of Carbon M&E – In-stream Outcomes

    We know that healthy riparian areas mean improved in-stream health because: Native vegetation in and along the stream provides the leaf litter, insects and food that fish and other aquatic organisms need to survive Native vegetation along the stream shades the water, reducing temperatures and enabling native plants and animals to thrive Mixed trees, shrubs, […]

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  • Rivers of Carbon – Yass District Linkages says thankyou to landholders

    In 2014 we were awarded a grant by the NSW Environmental Trust to restore habitat and connectivity along the Yass River.  This month we finish the project and held a morning tea for the landholders involved to say a big THANKYOU for being part of our project.  This photo shows the smiling faces of the […]

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  • We hear a lot about carp, but what about redfin?

    We hear a lot about carp, but what about redfin, and the impact that it is having on our native species? In the past week we came across a new study on juvenile Redfin diet that ties in nicely with our latest story on stopping alien fish in their tracks with tons of rock! Redfin […]

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  • Rivers of Carbon: Yass River Linkages

    Rivers of Carbon: Yass River Linkages “Choosing to save a river is more often an act of passion than of careful calculation. You make the choice because the river has touched your life in an intimate and irreversible way, because you are unwilling to accept its loss.” * The Yass River is valued by the […]

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  • About Us

    About Rivers of Carbon The care of rivers is not a question of rivers, but of the human heart. – Tanako Shozo – Rivers of carbon are rivers of life!  We work with landholders to protect and restore their rivers so that the fish, birds, platypus and other animals that call the river ‘home’, can […]

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