Caring for our Coastal Emus

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 Office of Environment and Heritage 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.

Furthermore, if you haven't seen an emu but still want to share your story - go for it! Head to the stories tab to begin telling us about your experiences.

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 Office of Environment and Heritage 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.

Furthermore, if you haven't seen an emu but still want to share your story - go for it! Head to the stories tab to begin telling us about your experiences.

  • Coastal emu networks in a nut/egg-shell

    6 months ago

    In December 2018, Clarence Valley Council hosted a coastal emu community information session, working alongside Office of Environment and Heritage to update Brooms Head and Gulmarrad residents on the importance of protecting this iconic species.

    One of the items that was raised as feedback was the need for more information on the groups that work on the coastal emu population and how they fit together. We've heard your cries and we are here to help!

    You can now download a list of the groups relating to coastal emu work in the Clarence Valley and Richmond Councils, as well as their...

    In December 2018, Clarence Valley Council hosted a coastal emu community information session, working alongside Office of Environment and Heritage to update Brooms Head and Gulmarrad residents on the importance of protecting this iconic species.

    One of the items that was raised as feedback was the need for more information on the groups that work on the coastal emu population and how they fit together. We've heard your cries and we are here to help!

    You can now download a list of the groups relating to coastal emu work in the Clarence Valley and Richmond Councils, as well as their contact details.

    Coastal emu networks fact sheet - Download

    Still unsure of who to contact? Get in touch with the team at Clarence Valley Council (Meet the Team) and we can help to direct your query to the right place!

  • Coastal emu cookies go down a treat!

    9 months ago
    Emucookie s.otton wm

    Clarence Valley Council and Office of Environment and Heritage ran a coastal emu community information session last month, which was well attended with over 50 local community members stopping by. Attendees indulged in both learning and coastal emu cookies.

    If you were there and are now having cookie withdrawals, I have good news for you! The recipe has been loaded onto the Caring for our Coastal Emus site and is available for download.

    Get baking and spread the word regarding coastal emu conservation with delicious baked goods.

    After all, threatened species conservation goals are easier to swallow with a full...

    Clarence Valley Council and Office of Environment and Heritage ran a coastal emu community information session last month, which was well attended with over 50 local community members stopping by. Attendees indulged in both learning and coastal emu cookies.

    If you were there and are now having cookie withdrawals, I have good news for you! The recipe has been loaded onto the Caring for our Coastal Emus site and is available for download.

    Get baking and spread the word regarding coastal emu conservation with delicious baked goods.

    After all, threatened species conservation goals are easier to swallow with a full stomach!



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  • Coastal emu community information session and barbeque

    10 months ago
    Emu j.malecki wm


    Coastal emus (Dromaius novaehollandiae) are listed as endangered under the NSW Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016, with fewer than 50 individuals known to remain on the east coast. We need your help to protect these birds and their habitat.

    Clarence Valley Council and Office of Environment and Heritage are working in partnership with local landholders; North Coast Local Land Services; National Parks and Wildlife Service; and Gulmarrad Public School to host a coastal emu community information session. The information session will take place at Gulmarrad Public School on Monday the 17th December 2018 from 2.30 PM.

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    Coastal emus (Dromaius novaehollandiae) are listed as endangered under the NSW Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016, with fewer than 50 individuals known to remain on the east coast. We need your help to protect these birds and their habitat.

    Clarence Valley Council and Office of Environment and Heritage are working in partnership with local landholders; North Coast Local Land Services; National Parks and Wildlife Service; and Gulmarrad Public School to host a coastal emu community information session. The information session will take place at Gulmarrad Public School on Monday the 17th December 2018 from 2.30 PM.

    The information session includes presentations regarding the threats to the coastal emu and management actions being taken by local organisations and community members. Come and learn how to participate as a citizen scientist and do your part to protect this iconic population.

    For more information regarding the information session or Coastal Emu Register, please contact Caragh Heenan (Project Officer NRM) from the Clarence Valley Council Natural Resource Management team via Caragh.Heenan@clarence.nsw.gov.au or (02) 6641 7357.

    Please RSVP by COB Tuesday 11th December 2018 via Eventbrite (www.eventbrite.com.au) and search for Event #53027565877.


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

    11 months ago
    Emu with chicks sotton

    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...

    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!