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The Eungella Honeyeater's Last Stand: A Critical Habitat at Risk

In a significant breakthrough for conservation efforts in Eungella, Earth Animal - Australia has reported the discovery of a core breeding habitat for the Eungella Honeyeater within the proposed reservoir footprint of the Queensland Hydro's Pioneer-Burdekin Pumped Hydro Project. This discovery is not just a win for biodiversity but a clarion call for urgent action.

A close up photo of a bird called the Eungella Honeyeater
Eungella Honeyeater - Image from the Courier Mail

The Eungella Honeyeater, endemic to the Eungella/Clarke Range area, represents a unique and irreplaceable part of our ecological tapestry. Being the only place in the world where this vulnerable bird is found, the protection of its core breeding habitat is non-negotiable. Recognised by the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, the site's significance is further reinforced by Australia's commitment to the Convention of Biological Diversity.

This revelation underlines the need for a re-evaluation of the Pioneer-Burdekin project. The critical breeding grounds of the Eungella Honeyeater are safeguarded under both the Nature Conservation Act and the EPBC Act. As a community, it's our duty to ensure these laws are upheld, safeguarding not just a species, but the very essence of our natural heritage.

As Save Eungella, we are more committed than ever to advocate for the Eungella Honeyeater and oppose any development that threatens its survival. This is a defining moment in our ongoing efforts to preserve the unique biodiversity of our region.



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