Research & Resources

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.

In 2023 expert field ornithologists undertook autumn and spring surveys of the 20 sites and their bird lists can be seen here

Bird banding  was successfully undertaken again in October 2021 and 2022 and the reports for 2020, 2021 and 2022 events can be downloaded below

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