REGENT HONEYEATER PROJECT
The Regent Honeyeater is beautifully patterned with black and yellow lacy scalloping on its breast and back. Today the Regent Honeyeater has become a 'flagship species' for conservation in the threatened box-ironbark forests of Victoria and NSW on which it depends.
Particularly when breeding, Regent Honeyeaters require access to nectar or another form of sugary plant exudate such as lerps or honeydew. Extensive vegetation clearance and degradation of habitat is believed to be the cause of the population collapse. There are approximately 800 and 2000 birds left in the wild. The Regent Honeyeater is classified as ‘Endangered’.
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Through the involvement of local schools and a wide range of other stakeholders to:
- raise awareness of the plight of Regent Honeyeater;
- create habitat;
- develop propagation areas in schools;
- involve communities and
- develop a database of local habitat areas.
Schools involved in Projects:
Red Hill Project
Cudgegong Valley PS
Goolma PS (Vic)
Cullen Bullen PS
Glen Alice PS
Chiltern PS (Vic)
St Joseph's Chiltern
Schools and their students will be supported by:
Red Hill Environmental Education Centre
Taronga Park Zoo
Regent Honey Eater Recovery Program
Organisations that have expressed support for the project include:
Mid Western Regional Council
Wilpinjong Mine (Peabody Energy)
Ulan Mine (Xstrata)
Outcomes based program for schools can be downloaded here.