AG So­ci­ety fundraiser

RES­CUE A RE­GENT

Australian Geographic - - Wild Australia -

One of our most stun­ning birds ur­gently needs your help. The re­gent hon­eyeater was once plen­ti­ful along Aus­tralia’s east coast from Bris­bane to Ade­laide. Now crit­i­cally en­dan­gered, it’s dis­ap­peared from SA, is rarely spotted in Queens­land and is cling­ing to sur­vival in small ar­eas of rem­nant wood­land in NSW and Vic­to­ria. The main rea­son for its de­cline is the clear­ing of its habi­tat. Eggs and chicks also suf­fer pre­da­tion by other na­tive birds and mam­mals, and the birds’ breed­ing is dis­turbed by ha­rass­ment from noisy min­ers. Saving our Species is back­ing a project to lo­cate and mon­i­tor these dis­ap­pear­ing birds. Your gen­er­ous do­na­tion will pur­chase vi­tal ra­dio track­ing equip­ment to help sur­vey re­main­ing pop­u­la­tions.

TO DO­NATE: Visit aus­tralian­geo­graphic.com.au/so­ci­ety or post a cheque to: AGS Ad­min­is­tra­tor, Level 9, 54 Park St, Syd­ney NSW 2000.

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