Emu tracking trial along Pac Hwy upgrade

HAND raised emus have been released back into the wild near Taloumbi as part of a Woolgoolga to Ballina Pacific Highway upgrade emu tracking trial.

For up to 18 months the emus will be tracked to determine their movements, habitat and the success of released captive birds back into the wild.

A Roads and Maritime Services spokesman said the trial will also help RMS determine if emu tracking can be successfully carried out for Pacific Highway upgrade monitoring programs.

Results from the trial are being provided to the Office of Environment and Heritage to help with recovery planning for emus.



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