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Fauna trapping and spotting ahead of major construction work starting on the Thornlie-Cockburn Link is being implemented with great success.
Ecologists have safely relocated several native wildlife species to nearby suitable bushland including Quendas and reptiles and recently, considerable effort went into the successful relocation of a raven’s nest.
A ‘cherry picker’ was used to access the nest high in a tree and it was moved to a new home about 100 metres away. Following its relocation, the team checked in on the nest the next day to find the mother raven feeding her young.
NEWest Alliance who are tasked with constructing the project are committed to ensuring the project is done in an environmentally responsible and sustainable way. The relocation of fauna from in and around the rail corridor ahead of construction is just one example of the measures taken to ensure the local environment is protected and managed.
Fauna trapping and spotting will continue on an ‘as required’ basis over the coming months.
Recently, the Alliance also supplied some valuable new eucalypt tree materials to Kaarakin Black Cockatoo Conservation Centre.