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Cute, but for how long?
What would you say if over
20% of the art treasures in the National Gallery were to
be taken to the dump and burned? What if over 20% of our
national sporting fixtures were to be cancelled for all
time? Well, that's what might happen to another part of
Australia's national heritage - our unique marsupial
fauna. Over 20% of these cute furries are threatened with
extinction - gone for all time - if we don't do something
numbats ahead in the NSW mallee.
photographer Wayne Lawler has been on assignment
in the outback for two conservation
One is rearing a suite of threatened
marsupials for reintroduction into a large area
of mallee which is to be fenced, and feral
predators removed - the cats and foxes which have
hastened the marsupials' decline. Meet some of
these lovely native animals below.
Boodie or burrowing bettong.
Our beloved Easter Bilby.
The ultra cute Mala or rufous hair
Woylie or brush-tailed bettong.
|The other conservation
group is using donations to buy an enormous property
where the Simpson Desert and the Channel Country meet in
A University of Sydney research team has been
studying the mammal fauna of this area for ten years and
it is known to be home to an important population of
threatened desert marsupials. It's also grand country...
Escarpment on Ethabuka Station between the
edge of the Simpson Desert and the Channel Country.
The Ningaui, a pint-sized predator and
terror of desert insects!
Desert sandplain country on Ethabuka - habitat of
Channel country wetlands on Ethabuka add to its
Far from barren, it has quite dense woodlands and
shrublands rich in wildlife.
If you are interested in helping rescue the
boodies, bilbies, woylies, malas and more from
extinction, visit the
Australian Wildlife Conservancy site.
you are interested in buying a hectare or two of gorgeous
desert country for the ningauis and their friends, visit
Australian Bush Heritage Fund site.
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