Bold plan to save birds

Adelaide University’s Dr David Paton is aiming to re-vegetate about 150,000ha of the Mt Lofty Ranges with native plants in a bid to save a number of bird species from extinction including the diamond firetail, top, scarlet robin and restless flycatcher.

An ecologist is hoping to save a number of local bird species from extinction by re-vegetating large portions of the Mt Lofty Ranges.
Adelaide University’s Dr David Paton is aiming to re-plant a range of native flora across about 150,000ha throughout the region with the help of environmental charity BioR.