In this edition of Wildlife Matters, we survey Australian Wildlife Conservancy’s (AWC) ambitious wildlife reintroductions program around the country, important work that is preventing extinctions and restoring healthy, functioning ecosystems. These efforts are in line with with a global focus on rewilding which aims to bring wildlife back to degraded landscapes around the world.
We take a look at the impacts (positive and negative) of a supercharged wet season across northern Australia. Meanwhile, in Central Australia AWC is working ‘two-ways’ alongside custodians and rangers to protect country and culture at Ngalurrtju, with recent surveys to track down Tjalapa, the Great Desert Skink. Science and research underpins all of AWC’s work, with projects looking at the Magnificent Brood Frog, and the challenge of storing biological samples collected across our network.
Also in this edition: how audio monitoring technology is being put to use to listen out for grunting koalas, we launch AWC’s first series of education resources for primary school kids, and commemorate two decades of service by pioneering vegetation ecologist Peter Stanton.
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