Bandicoots

northheadbandicoot

14.10.2010

The bandicoots in North Head Manly are endangered, with less than 100 assumed to be left. Their number has decreased significantly over the last years, but scientists have not found the reasons for the declining population yet. Consequently, Australian Wildlife Conservation has launched an 8 week research program. Together with Earthwatch volunteers, scientists monitor the animal activity around North Head in order to find solutions for the protection of Manly’s bandicoots.

Last modified on Wednesday, 19 June 2013 09:36

bandicootroadsignThe Long-nosed Bandicoot occurs throughout a range of habitats along the east coast of Australia and until the early 1960s was abundant throughout the Sydney region. However rapid urban development coupled with threats such as feral animals and road mortality have reduced the distribution of the species down to only a handful of small populations, of which North Head is one.

Last modified on Wednesday, 19 June 2013 09:35

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