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 Wildlife Research and Management Pty Ltd

 

 

 

 

 

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Wildlife Research and Management Pty Ltd provides support to community groups, NGOs, mining companies and government to deliver effective biodiversity solutions.  Our emphasis is on understanding threatening processes that impact on our native fauna and in working with local groups to provide practical on-ground outcomes such as improved management of remnant vegetation, the design and construction of corridors, or effective predator management to protect native species.

Key skills of staff include the demonstrated ability to develop and implement funding proposals to government and regional NRM groups on behalf of or in partnership with community groups and NGOs; project design, literature review and synthesis, analysis and review of complex biodiversity issues, survey design, field survey, use of GIS and remote sensing to further biodiversity goals, and predator management.  We also provide support and supervision for post-graduate students working in wildlife conservation.

Current projects include:

·         review of translocations of threatened species of mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians across Australia;

·         reintroduction of threatened mammals to Wadderin Sanctuary in the central wheatbelt;

·         reintroduction and conservation of Shark Bay mammals and management of Heirisson Prong; and

·         establishing the distribution and status of the Red-tailed Phascogale in the southern WA wheatbelt and linking this to improved management of remaining remnant vegetation.

Recently completed projects include:

·         translocation of Rothschild’s Rock-wallaby from a mine site to surrounding areas of the Pilbara;

·         control of feral cats in semi-arid Australia, particularly with respect to the role of alternative prey in influencing success of control measures.

·         establishing the distribution and status of Malleefowl in wheatbelt WA and using this information to develop improved land management both on- and off-reserve.

Other past projects are drawn from diverse areas of research and management and include:

·         Historical ecology – the historical trends in loss of fauna in pre-European Australia;

·         Island ecology – the distribution, abundance and ecology of mammals on islands;

·         Predator control – effective control of feral cats and foxes to protect native mammals;

·         Reintroduction of threatened mammals – restoration of Australia’s ‘lost’ fauna;

·         Landscape ecology – a critical evaluation of the ‘focal species approach’ to landscape design

·         Landscape ecology – the role of poison plants (Gastrolobium spp.) in buffering native mammals from decline in south-west WA.


>> Phascogale project

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