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A PROJECT TO HELP THE ENDANGERED NORTHERN BETTONG – AND YOU CAN GET INVOLVED

03 Jun
northern Bettong - pic Qld Parks & Wildlife

northern Bettong – pic Qld Parks & Wildlife

Meet the northern bettongbettongia tropica – a small, shy marsupial somewhere between a kangaroo and a rodent. They live in relatively small pockets of far north Queensland, they’re endangered, and they could do with your help.

A project is getting underway to help conserve the northern bettong – involving James Cook University, WWF Australia, Queensland Parks and Wildlife and others. And there’s a role for you, if you’d like to volunteer some time, exploring bettong habitats here in FNQ and gathering information about their health, population numbers and the pressures on their preferred homes on the border of wet and dry forest areas.

Dr Sandra Abell – from James Cook University – will be talking about the project on Thursday night (June 5) at the Malanda Hotel at 7.30pm – the Tree-Kangaroo & Mammal Group is putting the event on and would love to see you there.
And you can listen to my interview with Sandra Abell here

adult bettong with youngster pic Tegan Whitehead

adult bettong with youngster pic Tegan Whitehead

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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