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The Rainbow Bee-eater is the only member of the bird family Meropidae to be found in Australia. It is a striking bird with green, blue, chestnut and yellow plumage.

 

It is medium in size and has a long slim curved bill with distinctive tail streamers.

 

2016 Moorditj Boodjar Environmental Awards for Students
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Productive Relationships

Wheatbelt NRM offers the Moorditj Boodjar Environmental Award for Students annually to primary and secondary schools throughout the Avon River Basin with winners receiving a hardcover copy of Wildlife in Australia and a ‘Certificate of Merit’ presented by a member of the Wheatbelt NRM team.

 

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Climate

Climate change is likely to be a major contributor to biodiversity loss in the Wheatbelt. Species that have specialised requirements or a restricted habitat are most vulnerable to extinction.

 

Spring sowing of winter crops in the Wheatbelt
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Sustainable Industries

This project aims to determine if:

Lake Yealering
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Water

Wheatbelt NRM is delighted to announce that Royalties for Regions funding has been successfully obtained for the upgrade of two Wheatbelt lakes – Yealering and Ewlyamartup. 

 

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Productive Relationships

Participants at this year’s BioBlitz were successful in finding well over 300 species at Tarin and North Tarin Rock Nature Reserves near Lake Grace.

Even though results are still coming in, so far the following have been identified:

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Climate

On the heels of a pretty bad frost season in terms of crop damage for parts our region, it appears the predicted rising temperatures of spring may also pose a challenge for farmers; in the same growing season.

Pumphrey's Bridge storybook launched!
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Aboriginal NRM

The latest publication from the Aboriginal NRM team was recently launched at a weekend celebration at Pumphrey’s Bridge.

 

Nutrient Use Efficiency appeals to Wheatbelt farmers
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Sustainable Industries

The fourth and final round of our Nutrient Use Efficiency project (Healthy Soils Healthy Rivers) has attracted another 20 Wheatbelt growers who are interested in boosting their farm productivity by more efficient nutrient use.

 

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