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Welcome to Focus on Fauna, a wildlife fire-recovery project in the Flowerdale and Strath Creek areas of Victoria.

This project investigated how local fauna had been recovering since the fires of 7th February 2009, Black Saturday. Focus on Fauna is a community project set up by local Landcare groups to survey wildlife on fire-affected private property in parts of the Murrindindi Shire during 2011. The project used remote recording equipment on local properties to obtain a snapshot of which animals were sharing the recovering landscape. The project focused primarily on arboreal mammals, bats, frogs and owls.

As well as remote sensing, the project collected as much information as possible on local fauna and relied heavily on local knowledge to better target the surveys. Wildlife records obtained during the surveys were entered on the Victorian Biodiversity Atlas database.

If you’ve seen interesting or unusual wildlife in the project area, please let us know:


Ron Litjens     0419 559 368

Bertram Lobert 5790 8606

This project was conducted by the Upper Goulburn Landcare Network, with financial support from the Recycling for Recovery Program, funded by Grocon Industries. The project was also supported by the Australian Government’s Caring for our Country program and by the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority.

Website-header design by Andrew Hubbard.

Although funding for the project finished in April 2012, the Strath Creek Landcare Group will maintain this website for the foreseeable future and run the home page as a nature blog with stories about wildlife from around the Strath Creek/Flowerdale area. Focus on Fauna has organised regular information talks on a wide range of natural history topics and these presentations will continue with funding from Strath Creek Landcare.

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