The reintroduction of the Mallee Emu-wren - Stipiturus mallee - to Ngarkat Conservation Park, South Australia

Project: Research

Project Description

The Endangered Mallee Emu-wren (Stipiturus mallee) has suffered population decline due to changing fire-regimes, drought and habitat loss. Much of the global population is restricted to Murray Sunset and Hattah-Kulkyne NPs in Victoria. A single large wildfire could decimate the global population. To mitigate this risk and increase population size, 78 Mallee Emu-wrens were reintroduced to Ngarkat Conservation Park in South Australia. While initial monitoring has been positive, the success of any translocation hinges on long-term viability. We aim to assess acoustic recording units (ARUs) coupled with call recognition software as an efficient long-term monitoring strategy for the Mallee Emu-wren.
StatusActive
Effective start/end date1/06/191/06/21