$200,000 habitat project

Adelaide Hills Council biodiversity officer Renae Eden, left, Department of Environment and Water conservation ecologist Anthony Abley and Aldgate Valley Landcare Group volunteer Roger Fidler are working to preserve and restore habitat for the nationally vulnerable bassian thrush.

A $200,000 project will help protect a nationally vulnerable bird that lost a large swathe of its Hills habitat during the Cudlee Creek and Cherry Gardens bushfires.
The bassian thrush is believed to be declining in the Mt Lofty Ranges, with clearing of dense bushland one of its biggest threats.
But a Department of Environment and Water-led project aims to safeguard the species by preserving and re-establishing its habitat in the Hills.