We undertake research to support the recovery of Australia’s threatened species and ecological communities.
To do this we work closely with over 200 on-ground partners across the country, including government agencies, national parks, conservation groups, Indigenous land managers, farmers and community groups.
Our network includes around 150 of Australia’s leading environmental scientists who are delivering more than 100 research projects over six years (ending 2021).
We are supported by the Australian Government’s National Environmental Science Program.
These profiles summarise information on each species in the AZM National Database (detections, detection rates, habitat suitability models). They also provide information that may be useful for future surveys (a description of the animal, its habitat, and its tracks, scats and other sign). The species profiles can be downloaded below, and are also available on the interactive website, www.AridZoneMonitoring.org.au
Genetic variation is essential for survival; however, many of Australia’s threatened marsupials occur in small, fragmented populations. This can lead to a lack of genetic diversity and other genetic problems. Genetic rescue is potentially a powerful strategy for increasing population fitness and resilience in threatened marsupials.
Walalakoo Aboriginal Corporation and the Yimardoowarra Nyikina Mangala Rangers have been looking after wiliji in the Nyikina and Mangala Native Title Determination, which is the only place this type of rock-wallaby lives.
Yimardoowarra Nyikina Mangala Rangers with the support of WWF used camera traps from 2012-2018 to find wiliji in the Erskine (Malarabba), Grant and Edgar Ranges. The Rangers wanted to use their wiliji camera trap surveys to see:
how many wiliji live in the ranges, and
if the numbers of wiliji change over time.
They worked with a scientist from the Australian National University who tested new ways to use the photos to answer these questions.