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.Read more...
Wildlife translocations at Scotia
Scotia Wildlife Sanctuary is home to one of the nation’s most important biodiversity reconstruction projects.
“Scotia wildlife sanctuary ... a vitally important project for Australia and for the planet.”
- Sir David Attenborough
Six species of mammals have been reintroduced to an 8,000 hectare feral-free area of Scotia Wildlife Sanctuary:
- Bridled Nailtail Wallaby
- Burrowing Bettong
- Brush-tailed Bettong
- Greater Stick-nest Rat
In addition, a population of mainland Mala (Rufous Hare-wallaby) is maintained at Scotia. This form of the Mala is extinct in the wild on mainland Australia. The animals at Scotia will in future be released into a cat-free area within their original range, possibly at Newhaven Wildlife Sanctuary.