Golden Sun Moth Recovery Project

“We look forward to opportunities to continue to support coordinated local, state and federal government efforts to improve the conservation outlook for small, isolated populations of Golden Sun Moth and other threatened plants and animals across the Wimmera.”    Peter Hilbig, Wimmera CMA Chair

Output 2017/18

8 assessments
13ha weed control

Delivery Partners

Australian Government
Nhill Sun Moth Committee
Hindmarsh Shire Council

About the Project

The critically endangered Golden Sun Moth was spotted in the Wimmera region for the first time in several years as part of this project. Project partners recorded 220 moths during flying season surveys
(November-December) at previously known observation sites near Nhill and Kiata in the northern Wimmera. No moths had been observed at these sites for the last two flying seasons.

Along with on ground actions the Golden Sun Moth Recovery project included activities to help ensure there is adequate communication and information flow between organisations, local government and the community.

Golden Sun Moth, female, DELWP

More information

Read more about this project in the Victorian CMAs Actions and Achievements Report 2017/2018 (PDF)

Contact Wimmera CMA