Creating mainland and island safe havens to secure Top End priority mammals

  • Banks, Sam (Principal Investigator/Chief Investigator A)
  • Murphy, Brett (Principal Investigator/Chief Investigator A)
  • Dixon, Kelly (Principal Investigator/Chief Investigator A)

Project: Research

Project Details

Description

This project will establish two safe havens within Garig Gunak Barlu (Cobourg) national park to protect several Top End primary priority mammal species, including brush-tailed rabbit-rats, black-footed tree-rats and northern brush-tailed phascogales. The mainland safe haven will be created on Black Point peninsula by the installation of a ~9 km long cat- and feral herbivore-proof fence and undertaking cat management within the fenced area. Translocation of brush-tailed rabbit-rats to nearby cat-free Greenhill Island will create a second safe haven. This applied conservation project will be collaborative between research and NRM organisations, NTG and Indigenous land managers, and will provide training and employment opportunities.
StatusActive
Effective start/end date5/10/2330/09/24

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