Bound to help the brush-tailed rock-wallaby

By AG STAFF January 8, 2015
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Securing habitats for the brush-tailed rock-wallaby is a top priority


Brush-tailed rock-wallabies were once common on outcrops of the Great Dividing Range, from eastern Victoria to southern Queensland, and even onto the western plains. Today, they are in decline and colonies are sparsely distributed.

In 2008 the total population was estimated at 30,000. Their primary habitat is north-eastern NSW, where 80 per cent of the population is found, much of it in New England region. 
An estimated 17 per cent are in Queensland, and a tiny proportion in Victoria. Hunting, predation by foxes, dogs and cats, and competition with goats and rabbits for food and habitat, are some of the causes of the decline.

With the Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife we are raising funds for captive breeding programs in New England and for reintroduction into the Shoalhaven area, south of Sydney.