Help us establish a Research Sanctuary at Monarto South to protect the threatened Malleefowl.
The health of natural and built environments can be assessed by reference to the complexity, vitality and resilience found there, notably in bio-diversity terms.
A quick guide to this is by reference to critical plant and animal species. Notably those which are vulnerable or endangered.
In the dry hot mallee lands, the litmus test species is the Malleefowl.
Over millennia adapted to this place, the recent centuries have brought changing conditions and new predators, to which such specialised species have struggled to adapt.
The health of natural environments can be assessed by reference to the complexity, vitality and resilience found there, notably in biodiversity terms.
A quick guide to this is to check critical plant and animal species. Notably those which are vulnerable or endangered.
Monarto is 60km east of the South Australian capital city Adelaide.
This permits ready access to this wildlife protection area by the metropolitan and surrounding population of 1.5 million people.
The wildlife area is clearly defined by existing and planned land revegetation. Other existing and planned land uses for the locality are located in other sectors of Monarto separate from this wildlife locale.
From its beginnings, the volunteers underpinning Malleefowl Monarto have envisaged each of their efforts as being integral component parts of a comprehensive long term strategy.
That strategy is to secure the success of malleefowl in the Monarto South area – the most westerly habitat in relation to the River Murray in South Australia.
This week's pic
Our little mascot has grown! This sign now appears on one of the properties that we are looking to purchase for our research sanctuary.