Wildlife Matters Issue 36 out now

Wildlife Matters Issue 36 out now
The Pilliga | Mt Gibson | Mornington-Marion Downs | Scotia | Mallee Cliffs
Greater Bilby | Greater Stick-nest Rat | Woylie | Mala / Rufous Hare-wallaby | Western Barred Bandicoot | Bridled Nailtail Wallaby | Golden Bandicoot

21 November 2018

Wildlife Matters issue 36 is out now! Click here to download and read your free online copy. Or click here to download a free printer-friendly version. 

It has been a big year for AWC –  the organisation continues to deliver exceptional outcomes for Australian wildlife.

In edition 36 of Wildlife Matters, you’ll find updates from around our sanctuaries that underscore the hard work of the AWC team on the ground – implementing the science and land management required to provide effective conservation for all Australian wildlife:

  • Reintroductions of threatened mammals continue in AWC’s expanding network of feral predator-free areas, with the imminent release of Bilbies into a 5,800-hectare feral predator-free area in the Pilliga marking a historic return to NSW national parks for the species. Read about recent releases of Woylies and Greater Stick-nest Rats at Mt Gibson Wildlife Sanctuary, a site which has raised the bar for re-wilding projects in Australia, with 8 species reintroduced to date.
  • A resurgence of Northern Brown Bandicoots has been recorded at our sanctuaries in the southern Kimberley, after a decade of strategic fire management and de-stocking. It marks a significant recovery for one of the region’s largest ground-dwelling mammals, and reflects AWC’s dedication to rigorous ecological monitoring - AWC scientists conduct the most extensive program of biodiversity surveys in the country. Also in the Kimberley, a joint AWC-Dambimangari team conducted the largest ever biological surveys on mainland Dambimangari country, as well as the first joint surveys of offshore Dambimangari islands, recording rare and endemic species like Kimberley Brush-tailed Phascogale, Northern Quoll, and Western Partridge Pigeon.
  • AWC is embracing technology to improve monitoring of Malleefowl across a vast area in western NSW, including at Scotia and Mallee Cliffs National Park. The new approach uses LiDAR technology, which enables fine-scale mapping of the ground surface, from which Malleefowl mounds can be identified using special software.
  • We also announce the launch of our new bequest program, named in honour of AWC’s founder Martin Copley, who’s remarkable initiative changed the face of conservation in Australia. The ‘Copley Circle’ recognises the generosity of supporters who, like Martin, wish to leave a lasting legacy for our wildlife.

All that and much more in issue 36 of Wildlife Matters. Download your free online copy below.

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