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Latest News and Media Releases from Yarra4Life.

1 November 2019
Works continue at Burrungma Biik
Restoration works are continuing at Burungma Biik in the Yellingbo Nature Conservation Reserve. This 3.4 hectare site was once cleared pasture but is now in the process of being transformed into habitat...

26 August 2019
Mixed gene Helmeted Honeyeaters released into the wild
In an exciting first for the species, 37 out-crossed Helmeted Honeyeaters were released to Yellingbo Nature Conservation Reserve throughout August 2019, coinciding with the 30th anniversary of the recovery...

10 July 2019
The Great HeHo Escape gives threatened species a bright future
Since October 2018, Port Phillip & Westernport Catchment Management Authority (PPWCMA) has been leading a Yarra4Life project called The Great HeHo Escape' project, that aims to help the critically...

15 May 2019
Yarra4Life to provide advice on Yellingbo Conservation Area implementation
As the Yellingbo Conservation Area Draft 10 Year Plan progresses, Yarra4Life’s long standing coordination committee has agreed to provide advice and opportunities for collaboration to support the 10...

15 May 2019
Expressions of Interest – Yellingbo Conservation Area Community Reference Group
DELWP is seeking expressions of interest to join the new Yellingbo Conservation Area Community Reference Group. The reference group will support DELWP and Parks Victoria as they establish a new Conservation...

14 May 2019
Conservation in the Classroom with the Helmeted Honeyeater
Thursday 30th May, 4pm-5.15pm, Yellingbo Nature Conservation Reserve Primary school and early childhood educators are invited to join Birdlife Australia and the Friends of the Helmeted Honeyeater...

1 August 2018
Yarra4Life 2017-18 Wrap Up
Helmeted Honeyeater set to take flight Recovery effort for the critically endangered Helmeted Honeyeater and lowland Leadbeater’s Possum have ramped up in recent years with funding from the Australian...

1 June 2018
Additional land for Helmeted Honeyeater and lowland Leadbeater’s Possum
Today (1 June 2018), the Hon James Merlino, Deputy Premier of Victoria announced another great win for the critically endangered Helmeted Honeyeater and lowland Leadbeater’s Possum. Friends of the Helmeted...

20 April 2018
Fencing work completed at Burrungma Biik
The PPWCMA and Friends of the Helmeted Honeyeater were excited to see fencing work completed at Burrungma Biik in preparation for major revegetation works. Stage One of this multi-year rehabilitation...

24 October 2017
Pana Chocolate planting day at Coranderrk
Around 50 volunteers joined Pana Chocolates to help re-plant native vegetation at the historic Coranderrk Estate. Over 2,000 plants were planted in fantastic effort, no doubt aided by the delicious chocolates...