Highlands News

Funding for wildlife & habitat recovery

angus taylor wildlife recovery funding

The Federal Government has announced $50 million dollars in funding for wildlife and habitat recovery following the bushfires.

Federal Member for Hume Angus Taylor, Minister for the Environment Sussan Ley and Member for Wollondilly Nathaniel Smith have met in Thirlmere to thank the Sydney Metro Wildlife Service for their tireless work.

Mr. Taylor says the funding will be used for care and rehabilitation, securing threatened species and controlling feral predators and noxious weeds.

South East Local Land Services will also receive $200,000 under the Wildlife and Recovery Package to carry out re-vegetation and natural resource management in the region.