Protecting Marsupials

"In some places, too many old trees are still being cut down for use as timber. This is a problem because the Leadbeater’s Possum requires 150-year-old trees to build their nests. The good news it that a management plan is now in place to conserve some older trees."

 

Tasmanian Devil

Sadly, the Tasmanian Devil is subject to a deadly Facial Tumor Disease. It has already killed 60% of all Tasmanian Devils and it is still spreading. The good news is that people are now taking steps to save this species by placing some non- infected animals into protective quarantine.  

 

Eastern Barred Bandicoot

The Eastern Barred Bandicoot has suffered population declines because the European Rabbit has eaten many of the plants that they use for nesting. Luckily, much of the Bandicoot population has recovered due to captive breeding and reintroduction to protected habitat. 

 

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