There is no denying that wildlife are under increasing pressure as their habitats are reduced and impacted by human activity. This was highlighted last week by the secret NSW government report that was leaked stating that logging should not be carried out in bushfire affected areas.
To combat some of these impacts Conservation Volunteers Australia (CVA) are running a nest-building workshop in one of Australia’s most biodiverse hotspots, the Nightcap Range, ‘to create homes and hope for wildlife’.
Activities will include nest box building and a walk and talk with a local arborist to get tips on installation techniques.
‘Bushfires, natural resource exploitation, climate change and development have been putting enormous pressure on wildlife habitat. Tree hollows are an essential resource used by many vertebrate species in Australia, and their loss is a threat to all of those hollow-dependent fauna,’ says Kelly Saunderson from CVA.
‘One way we can help wildlife is to install artificial hollows such as nest boxes. Building nest boxes are a practical and easy way to create temporary homes for wildlife which enables them to survive whilst natural habitat returns. Together we will chat about nest box features, installation techniques and build at least 15 homes for wildlife in Rock Valley.’
The event is from 9am till 1pm. Bookings are essential and can be made here.
If you have any questions in the lead up to the event, please contact Claudia Caliari at [email protected] or phone 0427 382 436.