Pos­sums under threat

Harvey-Waroona Reporter - - REPORTER NEWS -

A CROWD­FUND­ING cam­paign aimed at pre­serv­ing the Western Ring­tail Pos­sum that is unique to the South West, was launched this month by the South West Catch­ments Coun­cil.

The catch­ments coun­cil launched its cam­paign aim­ing to raise $30,000 to help con­serve en­dan­gered mar­su­pial species.

Coun­cil chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Damien Postma said South West res­i­dents were lucky to share their back­yards with a crit­i­cally en­dan­gered species and called on the com­mu­nity to take ac­tion.

About 8000 are left in the wild, with the species fac­ing threats to its sur­vival, in­clud­ing habi­tat de­struc­tion, pre­da­tion by foxes, feral cats and do­mes­tic pets and death from ve­hi­cle strikes.

For more in­for­ma­tion or to do­nate visit chuffed.org/project/wrp.

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