Designing reserves to save hollow dependent species in the forests of the Victorian Central Highlands

Date: 16, Jan, 2018
Author(s):   Taylor C, Cadenhead N, Lindenmayer DB, Wintle BA
Publisher: TSR Hub

Fire and logging are the key threats facing Leadbeater’s possums and other hollow-dependent species in the Victorian Central Highlands The most effective action that can be taken to save the Leadbeater’s possum, greater glider, yellow-bellied glider and sooty owl is to expand the reserve system to incorporate more habitat. Combining species distribution modelling, Population Viability Analysis and spatial prioritisation provides the best guidance on how much land to reserve, where to reserve it and makes trade-offs between species transparent.