Protect the potoroo
THE WORLD’S RAREST marsupial, Gilbert’s potoroo, suffered a devastating blow after a fire ripped through Two Peoples Bay Nature Reserve in south-west Western Australia late last year, killing 15–20 animals. Only five adults survived.
The reserve holds the last-known natural population of the species, thought to be extinct before rediscovery in 1994. Before the fires, the total population was estimated at 60 across three locations. Please donate now to help the Gilbert’s Potoroo Action Group with their determined efforts to save this species.
- Back from the dead: Gilbert’s potoroo
- Fires send Gilbert’s potoroo back to the brink
- After the fires: Gilbert’s potoroo update
- Rare video of potoroo mother captured