Caring for our Coastal Emus

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You may have heard, an adult male coastal emu was struck by a car and killed at Tailem Drive on Friday 26th Feb. Please slow down when driving along Brooms Head Road. Clarence Valley Council are working with NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment to put in place strategies to reduce the risk of this tragic event occurring again.

Calling all citizen scientists and wildlife enthusiasts! Clarence Valley Council is keen to learn about where you've seen coastal emus.

Local landholders, together with the Clarence Valley Council, the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment and the Coastal Emu Alliance are working to protect coastal emus and their habitat. To do this, we are collecting data on where our emus are located via an online register. The emu register will let you pinpoint a sighting location on a map. You'll also be able to add more information about the sighting.


You may have heard, an adult male coastal emu was struck by a car and killed at Tailem Drive on Friday 26th Feb. Please slow down when driving along Brooms Head Road. Clarence Valley Council are working with NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment to put in place strategies to reduce the risk of this tragic event occurring again.

Calling all citizen scientists and wildlife enthusiasts! Clarence Valley Council is keen to learn about where you've seen coastal emus.

Local landholders, together with the Clarence Valley Council, the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment and the Coastal Emu Alliance are working to protect coastal emus and their habitat. To do this, we are collecting data on where our emus are located via an online register. The emu register will let you pinpoint a sighting location on a map. You'll also be able to add more information about the sighting.


  • The Coastal Emus in the Clarence Register and Story page goes live!

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    Clarence Valley Council has been working with the Office and Environment and Heritage through a NSW Environment Trust grant to deliver improved outcomes for the endangered coastal emu in the Clarence. These emus are under threat of extinction, with fewer than 100 remaining.

    The funded work will include on-ground activities to address threats to emus, including fire, pest animals and barriers. Education material will be developed and disseminated to landowners in emu habitat to help protect the last remaining coastal emu population.

    As part of the program, we are launching the Coastal Emu Register! The register will enable us to gather data on where emus are in the landscape to further learn about why emus prefer a particular habitat, why certain habitats contain more species than other similar habitats, and why they are declining from particular areas. By understanding their distribution, we can determine the conservation value of regional zones and further develop management guidelines for natural resources.

    So without further ado, I declare the Coastal Emus in the Clarence Register and Story page is going live! Get involved, register a sighting and leave your story!

    Happy sharing and thanks for being involved!