Threatened Southern Pygmy Perch Urgently Need Your Dams!

Gunning District Landcare is calling for people to nominate suitable farm dams as refuge sites for the threatened Southern Pygmy Perch. There are only three populations of this charismatic little fish left in the wild in NSW, and two of these populations are in the Gunning area!

Unfortunately, Southern Pygmy Perch is under severe threat from the voracious non-native Red Fin Perch, and we need your help to provide safe refuge before we lose them altogether. Farm dams are ideal as they are safe from predators and can be easily monitored.

If you are in the Gunning District Landcare Area (see map below) and have a farm dam with good fringing and aquatic vegetation, or a dam that you are willing to fence from stock and revegetate with shrubs and aquatic plants, then please get in touch with Lori Gould on 0439 030 058 or via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. There are incentives of up to $4000 per dam available to cover fencing, plants and alternative water for suitable sites.

 

 

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