Barriers to movement are one of the main threats to the coastal emu. Certain kinds of fencing or thick weed growth can limit the ability of the coastal emu to access food trees and habitat. Vehicle strike also increases in areas where fences are built close to the roadside, as emus cannot cross the road easily.
We are urging locals to consider installing emu-friendly fencing to help protect the last 50 coastal emus remaining in this endangered population. Download our Emu-friendly Fencing pamphlet to learn more about how you can consider coastal emu in property planning.