Fire, predators and the endangered northern bettong

Wed, 08 Dec 2021

The northern bettong is only found in a tiny section of Queensland’s wet tropics. It has declined severely in the past decade and now persists in just two locations.

PhD student Chris Pocknee from The University of Queensland is working closely with the Queensland Department of Environment and Science to fill knowledge gaps about the impact of fire and cats on the northern bettong.

The findings will be important to help guide recovery actions for the species.