Burnett Mary Regional Group

Bulburin National Park

Bulburin National Park invasive species

Background

Bulburin National Park is home to the largest remnant subtropical rainforest in Central Queensland and is home to significant numbers of vulnerable and endangered flora and fauna species. Bulburin protects the only known native population of the endangered Bulburin nut tree – Macadamia jansenii. Prior to the recent bushfire there were less than 40 individual plants recorded. Bulburin has received the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy Award and was established as a National Park in 2006.

Issue

Invasive flora and fauna threaten the vulnerable and endangered native species within Bulburin National Park. Large amounts of weed species threaten to smother recovering native vegetation, while wild pigs are highly destructive and trample and eat plants, and damage ground.

Solution

Threat abatement activities are required to reduce and control the invasive flora and fauna and their impact on Bulburin National Park.

Project scope

The project builds on existing partnerships to control invasive species and capture data to measure the success of threat abatement activities and support future regional conservation and biosecurity planning.

Threat abatement activities will focus on the species identified by the Bulburin National Park Management Statement 2013, including:

The project also includes collaborative development of a plan to increase capacity and skills of Traditional Owners to complete threat abatement activities within Bulburin National Park.

Work done to date

Future work

Collaborating partners

This project is funded by the Australian Government’s Bushfire Recovery Program.

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