Threatened mainland fauna

It has been a little while since the last Mainland Forgotten Fauna instalment - Part 11 - where we looked back at the time when the stony rises of western Victoria were teeming with quolls. [caption id="attachment_21779" align="alignright" width="300"] Eastern Barred Bandicoot - Parameles gunnii.[/caption] This was also...

A few weeks ago, I was fortunate to participate in a DELWP-hosted discussion about the future of quolls in Victoria. The discussion was prompted by several Indigenous groups around the state who are concerned about the loss of quoll species - and our native predators...

National Threatened Species Day is celebrated annually on the 7th September to commemorate the death of the last Tasmanian Tiger (Thylacine) in Hobart in 1936. Although the origin of National Threatened Species Day is sad and gloomy, it is a good time to reflect on...

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,...