Bimblebox Nature Refuge

The Black Throated Finch (Poephila Cincta Cincta), is an endangered native bird species that is found in central-west Queensland, particularly in the open woodland habitat of the Bimblebox Nature Reserve, which billionaire Clive Palmer wants to dig up for his China First open-cut coal mine. The conservation site is composed of remnant semi-arid woodlands, with an understorey largely made up of native shrubs and grasses, along with a rich diversity of birds, reptiles and other animals. In May 2011,Brids Australia confirmed the sighting of a flock of endangered Black Throated Finch on Bimblebox, marking the site’s importance.