Habitat Incentives Project
Terrain has implemented the Habitat Incentives Project (HIP) over 18 months in 2012-13 to increase habitat for the endangered mahogany glider and cassowary, whilst improving littoral rainforest. The $825,000 revegetation project was funded by the Australian Government’s Caring for our Country initiative. Working directly with landholders and partners, Terrain NRM has helped to improve habitat connectivity and traditional owner engagement, undertake pest plant and animal control and fire management, and install wildlife friendly fencing.
The project has exceeded all contracted targets, its success is due to a strong focus on providing landholders with incentives to undertake conservation on their properties.
- 13.3 ha of revegetation of critical habitat and linkages
- 46.8 ha of improved management of littoral rainforest
- 2,000 ha of pig control at Mission Beach with 72 pigs removed
- 65 landholders directly engaged in on-ground work
- 30.7 km of wildlife friendly fencing in mahogany glider habitat
- Almost 4,700 ha of fire managment in mahogany glider habitat
- A broad range of organisations contributed $100,000 of in-kind towards littoral rainforest workshops and mapping