Threatened mainland fauna

The Eared Worm-Lizard (Aprasia aurita) is an endangered legless lizard species endemic to south-eastern Australia. The species was only relatively recently identified in the South East, with annual surveys conducted since 2012. The surveys occur along the Reedy Creek Range between the months of September...

[caption id="attachment_30709" align="alignright" width="300"] Bush-stone Curlew near Stawell. Photo courtesy of Jake Goodes, Parks Victoria[/caption] Last week a couple of things happened that got me thinking again about our forgotten mainland fauna - so let's pick up where we left off last time in Part 8,...

It's taken a little while to pull everything together, but the huge job of collecting digging abundance data in the field for the Southern Brown Bandicoot (completed by 2016 NGT graduate intern Andrea Fullagar) - has led to a major review of the species in the South...

The demise of many of the medium sized ('critical weight range') small mammals across south-eastern Australia that followed the concurrent suppression or eradication of dingoes and the arrival of foxes - combined of course with the clearance, development and intensive grazing of land - was for the most part swift and...