Victorian Volcanic Plains Conservation Management Network

Raising awareness about the value and use of native grasslands, seasonal wetlands, grassy woodlands & other ecosystems on the Victorian Volcanic Plains

New Brolga Research

Brolgas

Brolgas

Nature Glenelg Trust has just published preliminary findings from the first phase of their ‘Bolster the Brolga’ genetics project. They are using a newly developed panel of genetic markers to determine the strength of the link between Victorian and northern populations of brolgas. This early research suggests that the Victorian population is an isolated and self-recruiting breeding unit. Counts show that there are only about 200 – 250 breeding pairs in Victoria. link

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