Fire, predators and the endangered northern bettong

Date: 04, Feb, 2019
Author(s):   Diana Fisher, Jane McDonald, Martine Maron, Sarah Legge, Chris Pocknee
Publisher: TSR Hub

The northern bettong is only found in a tiny section of Queensland’s wet tropics, and has declined severely in range in the past decade. It now persists in just two locations, one of which may only hold a very small population. Recovery of northern bettongs is hindered by a lack of certainty about threats and how to manage them. The research team will experimentally test how bettongs respond to the two factors suspected to be most important to persistence: fire regimes, and their interaction with food and feral cat predation. Data from this project will guide management actions by the recovery team and QPWS for conservation of northern bettongs.

1.3.3 fire and bettongs factsheet_V5.pdf