Extinct species get hope under an ambitious plan to turn back the clock and give animals a Jurassic Park-style home of their own
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April 2014: Thousands of hectares of national park land across the State will be set aside for locally extinct animals such as the bilby and numbat under an ambitious NSW government plan to return the Australian bush as it was a century ago.
The Sunday Telegraph can reveal the historic multi-million dollar “Jurassic Park” proposal will involve identifying three areas of up to 4000 hectares in size within existing national parks for the reintroduction of up to eight iconic native species which no longer exist in the wild in NSW.
Giant conservation fences of up to six foot high will be built around the chosen areas to keep out predators.
The marsupials will then be released into national parks once stable populations have been established.
The project was the brainchild of wildlife conservation group Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC), which is slowly working to re-establish locally extinct animals across Australia.
Read the article in The Australian, Extinct species get hope under an ambitious plan to turn back the clock and give animals a Jurassic Park-style home of their own.
Read the editorial in the Sunday Telepgraph, Business not as usual in conservation.