September is Biodiversity Month in Australia so we are showcasing what is being done to help the Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby. Due to land clearing and introduced predators, such as the european fox, these beautiful marsupials are almost extinct with only a few small pockets remaining including East Gippsland and the Warrumbungles.
THE GOOD NEWS:
- The Australian Museum is helping to safe guard the almost extinct Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby. Work done by Dr Mark Eldridge, Senior Research Scientist at the Australian Museum, has identified three diverse populations of these wallabies which will help with conservation and re introduction of the species back into the wild.
- The Action Plan for Threatened Australian Macropods (kangaroo and wallaby families) outlines everything needed to recover our threatened species of kangaroo and wallaby, including locations, costs and required efforts. The WWF - World Wide Fund For Nature - designed the Action Plan to help recover 21 species of kangaroo and wallaby most at risk of extinction.
Victorian Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby Recovery Team
Friends of the Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby in the Shoalhaven area of NSW.
Help us find brush-tailed rock-wallabies
Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby profile
Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby Recovery Plan (pdf1.01MB)
Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby page
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