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Below are all the recorded presentations from the 2021 National Malleefowl & WA Threatened Species Forum organised by NACC Opening address – Liz Kington Vision…
BY DAVID KELLETT, RIVERINA LOCAL LAND SERVICES The past six or so months has been quite busy securing funding and working on what direction the…
BY JOE BENSHEMESH NMRT The camera-traps the VMRG placed at 6 sites in 2015 have been producing a bounty of photos, as our team of…


Temperature check! At 21 seconds you can see one of the malleefowl putting it’s beak in the sand, this is to check the temperature. In an amazing feat, the pair will keep the soil at the same temperature by using their temperature sensitive beaks and adding/removing sand accordingly. Another amazing malleefowl fact!

🎥: David Wells.
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A short video to assist in the correct identification of malleefowl footprints.

Feel free to hit the save button to find it more easily when you need it !
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View on Facebook via NACCTo our friends far and wide, we invite you to join us virtually for the National Mallefowl and WA Threatened Species Forum. We’d love to have you join us online if you can’t make it to Geraldton in Western Australia this September.
Don’t miss out on spectacular presentations from industry leaders about local, state and national strategies to reduce impact of devastation on our natural environment and threatened species and how we are working collaboratively with our partners to increase and protect the national Malleefowl population.

National Malleefowl and WA Threatened Species Forum
Sep 6 - 10 September 2021
Geraldton, Western Australia

For more information on joining the conference as a virtual participant please visit this link to register:

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An interesting shot of a malleefowl in a paddock captured by Explore the Mallee ! You can read more about malleefowls in their backyards on our latest blog: ... See MoreSee Less

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This project is supported through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.