Research & Resources
Deepening our knowledge of the rare hilly grasslands and mallee of our properties is very important to Worlds End Conservation.
Regular monitoring of the condition and prevalence of native plants and animals on our property will help us estimate how well our conservation strategies are working. It will also help us understand how species are faring as climate change progresses.
The ecological communities of prime importance on Worlds End Conservation properties are the nationally endangered communities of Lomandra effusa tussock grasslands on shallow loams in low hills; Danthonia spp and Stipa spp temperate grasslands and the Eucalyptus odorata +/- Eucalyptus leucoxylon grassy low woodlands on loamy soils in low hills
We know that our properties sit on an important junction between the relatively wet and temperate Mt Lofty Ranges, the much drier and more rugged Flinders Ranges, and the even drier and hotter northern mallee, It makes sense therefore that they will include representative species from all three zones. Added to this the wide variety of soils, slopes and aspects, and the fact that there is a good deal of rarely visited and inaccessible land on both of them, and we have the potential to greatly expand the known plant biodiversity riches of our land.
Members are walking our properties to continue updating the Worlds End Conservation native plant species list. See our latest list here
Regular bird netting and monitoring occurred on Hallelujah Hills in the past was re-started in October 2020, with accredited bird banders netting and recording the health of 61 individual birds from 15 species
In October 2020 the bird banding ecologists set up habitat-representative bird survey sites across both Worlds End Conservation properties. They ran workshops for volunteers on bird surveying techniques, providing them with the resources and skills to be able to collect accurate and repeatable citizen science on birds at Worlds End and providing valuable information on trends in bird population and communities to guide our conservation efforts.
Bird banding was successfully undertaken again in October 2021 and the reports for both 2020 and 2021 events can be downloaded below
Worlds End Conservation scientific data:
- Worlds End Conservation Bird List
- Interim Management Guidelines – Hallelujah Hills
- Interim Management Guidelines – Read Creek Hills
- Worlds End Plant Species List Updated TABLE – November 2020
- WEC Bird Banding and Surveys Report October 2020
- WEC Bird Survey Lists – Easter 2021
- WEC Bird Banding Report – October 2021
For information on plants:
For information on birds and animals:
- Natural Resources Murray Darling Basin – our region’s government website for information on the control of feral animal numbers
For information on weeds and weed control
- Natural Resources Murray Darling Basin – our region’s government website for information on the identification and control of weeds
Links to similar organisations:
- Birds Australia Gluepot Reserve
- Bushland Conservation Company Pty Ltd
- Mid-North Grassland Working Group
- SA Native Vegetation Council
- Friends of Burra Parks
- Friends of Private Bushland
- Nature Foundation SA
- Nature Conservation Society of SA
- Yacka-Moorundie Landcare Group – Farmers from around Spalding and the nearby Yacka Moorundie Range in the SA’s Mid-North