Project: 4.4

Identifying and managing refuges from threats

Project Leaders: Diana Fisher, Michael Kearney


Some locations in Australia are particularly valuable for threatened species because they offer natural protection from introduced predators, diseases, fire, drought, and the effects of climate change.

Project 4.4 will locate and identify the features that form natural refugia and the places where conservation efforts will be most effective.

It will also closely examine the metabolic limits of cats, to better understand their strengths and weaknesses, and provide insights to managers responsible for overseeing refuges.

For more information see: Finding the places where threatened species hide
                                                Mapping refuges across Australia

Image: Melomys cervinipes by Dr Diana Fisher