Five Islands seabird habitat restoration project
Five Islands Nature Reserve
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Join NSW National Parks in scenic Five Islands Nature Reserve, off the coast of Wollongong, and help protect important habitat and breeding sites for little penguins and other seabirds.
- Bush regeneration, weed and pest management
Details given on registration. Dates may change due to weather conditions.
- Five Islands Nature Reserve
Volunteers will head to Big Island, in the nature reserve, which is home to sooty oystercatchers, little penguins, short-tailed shearwaters, wedge-tailed shearwaters, white-faced storm-petrels and crested terns. These seabirds are under threat, as a result of damage to their native habitat and other factors.
The Five Islands seabird habitat restoration project gives you the opportunity to make a difference by assisting with important surveying and bush regeneration work. Surveying efforts will collect scientific data. Bush regeneration involves replanting native vegetation, improving seabird nesting habitat and weeding. Listen to this ABC broadcast to find out more about this great work.
Volunteering ranges from one day to several days. Generally, surveying work takes place from August to April and bush regeneration takes place from May to July.
Following this season's unprecedented bushfires, you can register your interest to help the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) and the Saving our Species program rehabilitate and protect our threatened animals and plants.
Australia is home to more than 500,000 animal and plant species, many of which are found nowhere else in the world. Saving our Species is a statewide conservation program that addresses the growing number of Australian animals and Australian native plants facing extinction.