Eastern Barred Bandicoots volunteer program
Parks Victoria and Conservation Volunteers Australia have teamed up as part of the Eastern Barred Bandicoot Revival Program at Woodlands Historic Park near Melbourne.
The Eastern Barred Bandicoot is one of Victoria’s most endangered marsupials, with over 99% of their native grassland habitat cleared for agriculture and urban development. The species in Victoria is now classified as ‘Extinct in the Wild’, and small Eastern Barred Bandicoot populations only exist due to captive breeding programs in wildlife parks and key locations around the state.
Parks Victoria, Conservation Volunteers Australia and the Eastern Barred Bandicoot Recovery Team have joined forces to create 300ha of protected predator-free habitat that captive bred animals can be released into, allowing them to roam, breed and flourish in a large, natural environment.
With the predator-proof fence now complete, in July 2013 we celebrated an incredible milestone with the release of 32 of these critically endangered bandicoots into the newly protected and restored habitat and now the pitter-patter of little bandicoot feet can already be heard at Woodlands Historic Park!
We are particularly seeking people to assist with these regular fence monitoring activities. Walking around the perimeter of the fence is an enjoyable way to spend a couple of hours, with a gentle walking track and gorgeous open woodland environment. It’s suitable for dog walkers, recreational joggers and nature lovers. Are you ready to enjoy a bushwalk for bandicoots?
Woodlands Historic Park, adjacent to the Melbourne Airport and just 25 mins from Melbourne’s CBD, is the site of this fantastic endangered species reintroduction program.
There are also lots of other ways you can be involved in the program.
Get involved in this fantastic threatened species program so close to Melbourne. Give our Melbourne office a call on (03) 9326 8250 or email email@example.com for more details.
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