Malleefowl have declined since European settlement as a result of habitat change and through predation by, and competition with, invasive animals. As a result it is listed as endangered in NSW. A breeding population exists around the Mount Hope area in NSW, where habitat has not been disrupted however that population is at threat of predation by invasive predators.
This project will build on previous work to refine and implement a long-term best practice pest animal management program by working collaboratively with local land holders and neighbouring National Parks to maintain or, preferably, recover the Malleefowl population in the region.
This project is supported by a number of landholders in the Mt Hope region of NSW
This project is funded through an external research grant separate to the Centre for Invasive Species Solutions current innovation portfolio