The Birriliburu Rangers have completed the first of four trips to Mungarlu in the Little Sandy Desert of Western Australia as part of a federal government grant through the Threatened Species Recovery Fund.
Mungarlu is a special place identified in the Birriliburu Indigenous Protected Area Plan. These opportunities to visit the area and look after country are very important.
The Rangers visited rock holes, carried out ground burns, completed track plot surveys, searched for Bilbies and Great Desert Skinks, shared stories and put out motion-sensor cameras and sound recorders. It was a massive trip through stunning Martu desert country. We travelled across spinifex sand plains, red sand dunes, mulga thickets, rocky outcrops and salt lakes. But, after four flat tyres, eight days without a shower and running out of tea bags – we all made it home safely!
Stay tuned for more updates… and find out more about the Bush Heritage Australia Birriliburu Partnership here.
This ‘Two way science: protecting the Bilby’ project is supported through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program Threatened Species Recovery Fund Open Round.