The Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder’s (CEWH) Science Program funds the Flow Monitoring, Evaluation and Research (Flow–MER).

Figure 1 Vulnerable listed Black Falcon (Falco subniger) photographed in the Gwydir in November 2016. Photo credit Curtis Hayne.

National Threatened Species Day is every year on September 7, the anniversary of the death of the last Tasmanian Tiger in 1936. The inaugural National Threatened Species Day was in 1996 and has been marked every year since.

To pay tribute to a handful of the Threatened Species we have selected photos taken throughout the Long Term Intervention Monitoring (LTIM) and Flow Monitoring, Evaluation and Research (Flow-MER) Programs. It is programs like LTIM and Flow-MER that are providing studied locations where known threatened species call home.

Figure 2 A not so threatened Pink-eared duck (Malacorhynchus membranaceus) swimming in front of the Near Threatened Blue-billed duck (Oxyura australis). Taken in Toorale National Park in 2016. Photo credit unknown.
Figure 3 The majestic white-bellied sea eagle (Haliaeetus leucogaster) flying over Gingham Waterhole, Gwydir Wetlands in 2018. Photo credit Tim Henderson.
Figure 4 Delicate flowers of the Endangered Dentella minutissima found by Boera Dam, Toorale National Park. Photo credit unknown.
Figure 5 An Australian favourite, the Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus), sadly a species listed as Endangered. This Koala was seen in the Gwydir Wetlands in 2015. Photo credit unknown.
Figure 6 The elusive and Vulnerable Murray cod (Maccullochella peelii) caught in Carole Creek during fish monitoring in 2022. Photo credit DPE Fisheries.

Managing water for the environment is a collective and collaborative effort, working in partnership with communities, private landholders, scientists and government agencies – these contributions are gratefully acknowledged.

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which we live, work and play. We also pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.