1 November 2019
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 for Helmeted Honeyeater and lowland Leadbeater’s Possum.
Burrungma Biik was purchased in 2017 thanks to funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program, the Victorian government’s and Trust for Nature.
The aim of the Burungma Biik restoration project is to reinstate a swampy riparian woodland, which will provide crucial feed and breeding habitat for the critically endangered Helmeted Honeyeater, Victoria’s bird emblem, and the critically endangered lowland Leadbeater’s Possum.
Yarra4Life in partnership with the Friends of the Helmeted Honeyeater and Parks Victoria has been undertaking continuous revegetation works. 9,350 plants were planted at the site in 2019, bring the the total to over 51,000 since restoration began in 2018.
This project is supported by Yarra4Life through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.