Saving our Species (SoS)
The NSW Government’s Saving our Species (SOS) program is working to secure the future of our threatened plants and animals through practical on-ground actions, and underpinned by best practice science and research.
Landcare, along with other environmentally focused groups, deliver on-ground action and education regarding threatened and endangered species.
SoS and Landcare NSW are working together to help raise awareness, capacity, resources, community interest and funding to support projects across NSW so more can be done for threatened species.
There are currently more than 980 threatened species and over 100 threatened ecological communities in NSW.
Projects help save species and ecological communities through:
– improving habitat and controlling threats, such as weeding programs and fox baiting
– monitoring the effectiveness of on-ground actions and the response of species and ecological communities to management activities
– supporting conservation projects in national parks and on private land.
Landcare and Saving our Species work in partnership on many species projects including;
Bellinger Landcare and Tamworth Regional Landcare Association – Saving our Species Iconic Koala Project
Milton Rural Landcare – Milton Ulladulla Subtropical Rainforest
Lithgow and Oberon Landcare Association – Asterolasia buxifolia
Bellinger Landcare – Bellinger River snapping turtle
Hovells Creek Landcare – Saving Our Superb Parrot
LachLandcare – Saving Our Superb Parrot
Upper Lachlan Landcare – Saving Our Superb Parrot
Boorowa Community Landcare – Saving Our Superb Parrot
Tumut Landcare Nursery – Grevillea Wilkinsonii
Murrumbidgee Landcare – Swift Parrot
Mid Lachlan Landcare – Box Gum Grassy Woodland Habitat on Farm project
Greater Sydney Landcare Network – “Cumberland Plain Restoration Program – Castlereagh Scribbly Gum Woodland in the Sydney Basin Bioregion, Castlereagh Swamp Woodland Community, Cooks River / Castlereagh Ironbark Forest in the Sydney Basin Bioregion, Cumberland Plain Woodland in the Sydney Basin Bioregion, River-flat Eucalypt Forest on Coastal Floodplains “
Carwoola Landcare – Save Our Scarlet Robin
Michelago Landcare – Save Our Scarlet Robin
Tombong Corrowong Landcare – Save Our Scarlet Robin
Upper Murrumbidgee Landcare – Save Our Scarlet Robin
Upper Shoalhaven Landcare – Save Our Scarlet Robin
Upper Snowy Landcare – Save Our Scarlet Robin