Wildlife translocations at Karakamia

Wildlife translocations at Karakamia

Karakamia has a long history of successful wildlife reintroductions:

  • Eight species of small to medium sized mammals have been reintroduced to Karakamia, either to restore locally extinct populations or to augment existing populations. Of these, reintroductions of Woylie, Quenda, Tammar Wallaby, and Brushtail Possum have been successful.  Small populations of Western Ringtail Possum and Water Rat persist on Karakamia, although suitable habitat for both species is limited on the sanctuary. Trial reintroductions of the Quokka and Numbat have not established.  
  • Populations of reintroduced mammals have become large enough on Karakamia to allow four species (Woylie, Quenda, Tammar Wallaby and Brushtail Possum) to be translocated out of Karakamia to help restock other AWC sanctuaries and national parks.
  • Karakamia protects the only population of Woylies in Western Australia that has not experienced a significant decline in the past ten years.