NOSING AHEAD

Australian Geographic - - Wild Australia -

Ev­ery sur­viv­ing pop­u­la­tion of long-nosed bandi­coot is worth cel­e­brat­ing. But the tiny com­mu­nity at North Head, in Syd­ney Har­bour Na­tional Park, is par­tic­u­larly spe­cial. The species has suf­fered huge losses in the re­gion and is al­ready ex­tinct from places where it was once abun­dant. At­tacks by foxes and do­mes­tic dogs and cats, and be­ing hit by cars, are threat­en­ing their sur­vival. This iso­lated pop­u­la­tion is mon­i­tored and man­aged by the NSW Na­tional Parks and Wildlife Ser­vice and the North Head long-nosed bandi­coot Re­cov­ery Team. But it’s a small group of an­i­mals, and ge­netic anal­y­sis is ur­gently needed to en­sure it doesn’t be­come in-bred. Your do­na­tion will sup­port this vi­tal work.

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