Willoughby City Council - enhance habitat and wildlife program
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Simon Brown, Bernhard Alfred, 2010. "Willoughby City Council - enhance habitat and wildlife program", The Natural History of Sydney, Daniel Lunney, Pat Hutchings, Dieter Hochuli
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The Willoughby City Council contains about 300 ha of locally and regionally significant remnant vegetation and is home to over 200 species of indigenous native vertebrate fauna. There are three key objective of the Enhance Habitat & Wildlife program: improve habitat; reduce impacts on native wildlife from non native fauna; and involve the residential and commercial community in wildlife and wildlife habitat conservation and rehabilitation. On site works, as shown in the before and after photographs, carried out by council staff, contractors and council assisted volunteers, have resulted in a marked improvement in the condition of our local vegetation, leading to tangible increases in habitat potential. Recent fauna surveys, including professional systematic and community opportunistic reports, have indicated both an increase in the population and diversity of local indigenous fauna.