27 March 2023
Taking to the semi-arid plains of Edgabston Reserve, Bidjara Country, Queensland, getting to work on the freshwater springs that make up the landscape, Dr Dean Gilligan faces an enormous challenge – controlling Eastern Gambusia and ensuring that new breeding populations of the Red-Finned Blue-Eye continue to thrive.
Last year Bush Heritage was awarded a grant from the Australian Government, giving us the operating funds to control the Gambusia population. To date, we've been able to successfully repopulate these species to ten springs on reserve. The grant has already helped Dean and the team continue their efforts by repopulating 2 additional springs at Edgbaston, with a further 4 more due by the time the grant is due to wrap up.
With this funding due to finish at the end of March 2023, additional funding is uncertain and there is still so much work left to do. We need your support to continue protecting them.
📸 Joanna Axford
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