Gondwana Link

How cute can a key conservation target get?

Posted by: Keith Bradby

Published: 02/10/2005


Black-gloved wallaby joey popping out of mums pouch. Photo Stephanie Griebel

Black-gloved wallabies, are the second largest macropod in south-western Australia, but seem to have almost entirely escaped conservation attention or significant scientific scrutiny. Our work on the overall plan for the Fitz-Stirling section of the Link has identified them as a key conservation target, and with generous financial support from a key supporter, work is now underway to document their population levels and critical habitat needs. And not just because they are cute. These wallabies are in decline across much of south western Australia, and we’d like to keep them off the rare and endangered list.

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