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Science: surveys and research at Paruna
At Paruna, AWC scientists measure a suite of indicators by conducting more than 300 live trap-nights and 11,000 camera trap-nights each year. For example:
- The distribution and abundance of Black-flanked Rock-wallabies is monitored using live-trapping, camera traps and surveys for scat.
- Motion-activated camera traps are deployed to measure the density of feral predators.
Current research projects include examining genetic samples from Black-flanked Rock-wallabies to investigate whether the species is using Paruna as a corridor between the two adjoining National Parks.