Many of Australia’s possums and gliders are under threat. Good information about where different species are greatly assists conservation programs. Members
of the public can play a valuable role in helping to collect this information in their own backyards, and surrounding parks and natural areas.
To help people share sightings of possums and gliders we are adding a section on possums and gliders to the free CAUL Urban Wildlife App. The app will also include photos and other information to help people correctly identify the different species. The app will be free to download from the Apple App Store and Google Play in June 2019!
|Common name||Scientific name|
|Mountain Pygmy-possum||Burramys parvus|
|Long-tailed Pygmy-possum||Cercartetus caudatus|
|Lemuroid Ringtail Possum
|Rock Ringtail Possum
|Green Ringtail Possum
|Daintree River Ringtail Possum
|Herbert River Ringtail Possum
|Western Ringtail Possum
|Common Ringtail Possum
|Common Spotted Cuscus
|Southern Common Cuscus
|Mountain Brushtail Possum
|Common Brushtail Possum
We are receiving an additional $2 million to deliver science to support wildlife and habitat recovery efforts following Australia’s bushfire crisis. The rapid rollout of work now faces the added and acute challenge of COVID-19.
Predation by cats is a key threat to at least 123 threatened species in Australia. Better understanding and reducing the impact of feral cats on susceptible wildlife has been a major area of research for the hub.
One of the post-fire challenges to population recovery that many native species will face is increased risk of predation, including by introduced foxes and cats.
Chief Science Officer John Kanowski and Regional Ecologist SW Michael Smith from the Australian Wildlife Conservancy discuss the far-reaching work their team is doing to protect vulnerable mammals from introduced predators.
Oliver Tester from the Office of the Threatened Species Commissioner tells us about the Australian Government’s action on feral cats.