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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

    Our Commonwealth funded Southern Biodiversity Linkages project has been the foundation upon which the Rivers of Carbon initiative has developed.  Without this investment Rivers of Carbon would have been an unrealised dream.  As the project comes to completion, we reflect on the incredible value and support the Commonwealth have provided to us and our landholders […]

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  • Event Recap: Feeling Fishy at the Yass Gorge

    We were fortunate to have a stunning day for our Rivers of Carbon Feeling Fishy event in Yass. Local Ngunawal Elder Wally Bell welcomed us to country and talked about our shared responsibility to care and respect the Yass Gorge and the many wonderful plants and animals it has within it. Aaron Chatfield from Greening […]

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  • Touching wood

    Britt Gregory describes the hands-on work be ing done by the local community to Protect, Link and Enhance Remnants of Kyneton’s Grassy Woodlands. Granite outcrops emerge from the vast, windswept rolling hills. Scattered majestic gums tower overhead, and at times are twisted and gnarled, shaped by the years. Wattles, shrubs and saplings grow among a lush […]

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  • Rivers of Carbon – Yass River Linkages Phase Two

    Rivers of Carbon: Yass River Linkages Phase Two “There is another alphabet, whispering from every leaf, singing from every river, shimmering from every sky.” * We are so delighted to have received funding from our friends and investors at the New South Wales Environmental Trust to continue the work we started in our Yass River […]

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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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