Bush stone-curlew conservation

The Nature Conservation Working Group was a group of farmers in southern New South Wales working to help protect the endangered Bush Stone-curlew (Burhinus grallarius) across south eastern Australia.

The group carried out hundreds of activities to conserve bush stone-curlews between 2000 and 2020. This included conducting the first successful release of captive bred bush stone-curlews in Australia in 2008.

The group conducted a very successful captive breeding program from 2002 to 2020 with facilities at Moulamen and Jindera in NSW. The group also coordinated captive breeding efforts across zoos and fauna parks throughout Australia to provide bush stone-curlews with appropriate genetic diversity for bush stone-curlew releases in ACT, South Australia, Victoria and NSW.

Members of the group have provided extensive technical support and advice to organisations conducting these releases and other conservation programs including Mulligans Flat Nature Sanctuary, Phillip Island Nature Parks, Mid-Loddon Landcare Group, Moonlit Sanctuary, Trust for Nature and Department of Land, Water & Planning, Victoria.

Through this site you can access information on the work of the Nature Conservation Working Group and access resources produced by the group through their work.