There are those in the industry who have become blase about the future of the malleefowl on this side of the Murray. Numbers are down, fertility is down, staffing is down, so why bother.
It is exactly this sort of thinking that Malleefowl Monarto has struck back against. We want to set up a feral free zone of over 250ha of prime habitat that will allow the birds to safely breed back in numbers. We also have a plan to do something about the fertility of the local population.
Projects in the Victorian Alps with Pygmy Possums have translocated nearby young males into isolated and declining populations with immediate success. We believe the same is possible for our malleefowl. Genetic experts say that this can be done with as few as ten percent of the total population.
Rather than sit back and graph the steady decline into extinction as some would seem to be prepared to do, we believe we can reverse the decline bring about a healthy, sustainable population.
But we need your help. You can go to our contacts page and pledge your support for the Malleefowl Monarto Research Sanctuary.