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Funding boost for threatened species in Bigga and Tuena

Some of the few surviving populations of the Squirrel Glider, Spotted-tailed Quoll and Scarlet Robin are in the Upper Lachlan along the Abercrombie corridor.

For the next two years, conservationists will help secure the landscape of these threatened species. The Kanangra- Boyd to Wyangala Link (K2W) community conservation partnership recently received $200,000 towards the Petaurus Connections project.

Environment: A reduction in habitat and less well-connected landscapes led to the Squirrel Glider (pictured), Spotted-tailed Quoll and Scarlet Robin being listed as threatened.

Environment: A reduction in habitat and less well-connected landscapes led to the Squirrel Glider (pictured), Spotted-tailed Quoll and Scarlet Robin being listed as threatened.

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The funding will allow for K2W to focus on reserves in Keverstone, Gillindich, Nuggetty, Burwood Creek and Razorback, as well as Tuena and Bigga.

A reduction in habitat and less well-connected landscapes have led to three species becoming listed as threatened.

"If we do nothing to assist our glider, quoll and woodland bird populations their numbers will continue to fall and we will lose them from our landscape forever," Mary Bonet, project coordinator said.

"This funding is a real boost to our conservation, research and restoration efforts."

Ecologists will work with field naturalists and the community for the Petaurus Connections project - named after the Squirrel Glider - to return a study of the population numbers and habitat condition.

"We will be working with landholders offering training and incentives to enhance and protect habitat, manage pest and weeds, for fencing and revegetation works, and ongoing monitoring," Ms Bonet said.

"The work will not only benefit our target species but will also benefit a host of other species."

Get involved: Home camera traps and nest boxes will be available for landholders from the launch events.

Get involved: Home camera traps and nest boxes will be available for landholders from the launch events.

Launch events will be held in both villages on August 30 and 31.

Land managers will be able to take home camera traps and nest boxes. There will also be information on funding for the project.

A spotlighting tour to locate the species will be held.

"If we can locate our target species and help inspire locals who are living in this important landscape to be more aware of what animals are out there and how to identify them and report any sightings.."