- Mt Gibson
One of our most endangered kangaroo species, the Banded Hare-wallaby, has made a historic return to mainland Australia, more than 100 years after the last wild colony disappeared as a result of foxes and cats.Read more...
The level of scientific activity at Mt Gibson is significantly higher than in other protected areas in the region. It will increase further with the establishment of the Neville Tichbon Field Research Station and the reintroduction of regionally extinct mammals.
At Mt Gibson, we undertake more than 5,000 live trap nights each year – plus 30 vegetation surveys, 90 bird surveys and at least 500 camera trap nights annually - to measure a suite of ecological health indicators including the abundance and diversity of key faunal groups (such as woodland birds) and the extent of threatening processes (eg, the density of feral predators).
Once the reintroduction of mammals has commenced, we will be measuring the population of each species on a regular basis.
The Neville Tichbon Field Research Station will provide a well-equipped base from which AWC ecologists, and our scientific partners, can examine a range of key issues affecting biodiversity in the region, taking advantage of the unique research opportunities created by the establishment of a massive feral-free area.