Victor Harbor Times

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FNPW awarded one of three initial Bushfire Recovery Nursery grants to Yankalilla Community Nursery, located in South Australia.

This came as part of the first stage of FNPW’s mission to plant 1 million trees in Bushfire Recovery Nurseries over the next five years, in partnership with global non-profit, One Tree Planted and French beauty brand, L’OCCITANE.

The nursery will expand to grow more than double its usual amount of seedlings, with volunteers planting a total of 40,000 trees and associated plants to support the recovery of the Mount Lofty to Kangaroo Island Connection, plus help with revegetation on the scorched island.

There will be a focus on building the drooping sheoak populations across the Fleurieu Coast to provide more food and habitat for the glossy-black cockatoo flocks affected by the Kangaroo Island fires.

To house the thousands of more plants to be grown, the nursery site will be expanded, and funds will go towards fencing, nursery benches, potting structures, and a portable toilet for volunteers.

 

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The Newcastle Herald

A survey of Yengo National Park, Wollemi National Park and surrounding country has uncovered significant art and artefacts, including ochre fragments, grinding groove sites and stone arrangements. The survey, funded by FNPW, covered a total of 67 sites, the majority of which miraculously survived the devastating black summer bushfire season.

Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife chief executive Ian Darbyshire said the survey was "an extremely important contribution to preserving our Indigenous heritage".

"We are committed to the ongoing protection of Aboriginal sites.

"Through grant funding, we can continue to support the work being done by passionate individuals and community."

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The Sydney Morning Herald

Before the Black Summer fires savaged Australia’s landscapes there were signs that some populations of koalas were beginning to stabilise after years of terrible decline.

Up to a third of the surviving population was killed in the fires, and if trends continue the WWF predicts the animal will be extinct in the state by 2050.

The Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife, in partnership with Friends of the Koala Inc, L'occitane and One Tree Planted, launched an expansion of the charity’s tree planting efforts.

On a warm wet morning, the volunteers showed off neat ranks of over 25,000 saplings, ready to be planted in fire-ravaged habitats. With the extra funding, they will produce another 240,000 feed and habitat trees over the next three years and expand the adjoining koala hospital, which already receives up to 400 patients a year.

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