Saving the endangered Greater GliderCommunity education program plus enhancing habitat and nesting sites to assist recovery in the Upper Burnett Catchment
Saving the Greater Glider project is a grassroots community education and habitat protection/restoration and enhancement project aimed at assisting the recovery of the species in the Upper Burnett region.
Greater Glider populations have decreased by 80% over the last 20 years and the quality of remaining private forestry habitats are now more important than ever.
Now classified as 3 x distinct subspecies, this project focuses on the southern Petauroides volans Volans. Through a series of workshops, the installation of living hollows & nesting-boxes, habitation monitoring & the development + distribution of educational-resources this project will assist the long-term recovery of Greater Gliders within the Upper Burnett catchment.
This project is funded through WIRES National Wildlife Grant Program. The project is also supported by Evolution Mining.
The project aims to improve the presence, abundance, reproductive outcomes and recovery of the hollow dependent Greater Glider (Petauroides volans) listed as endangered in July 2022, having previously been listed as vulnerable.
At the completion of this project the greatest threats to greater glider recovery will be improved by increasing nesting-habitat & landholder education, to reduce clearing and improve retention of feed and hollow-bearing trees on private lands in the Upper Burnett catchment. Activities to improve knowledge, capacity & capability of the community include:
• Installation of living/carved hollows + natural timber nesting boxes
• Den Habitation Monitoring (wildlife cameras, thermal imaging + spotlighting)
• Development & sourcing of regionally relevant educational resources (incl. ecology, habitat, nesting-box design & installation)
• Workshops (incl. educational resource topics listed above + natural capital, environmental accounting, conservation co-benefits to agriculture, agri-ecology & biodiversity topics).
• Landholder & community education campaigns
This project is a grassroots habitat protection/restoration and community education initiative with the primary goal of aiding the recovery of the endangered greater gliders in the Burnett region. The project's primary object was to enhance the presence, abundance,...
Last week BCCA installed additional nesting boxes across multiple grazing properties as part of their ‘Saving the endangered Greater Glider’ project. These nesting boxes were built and supplied locally by the Monto Australian Men's Shed Association and were installed...
Last week our ecologist Misty Neilson led the Greater Glider Field Day Workshop (Greater Glider conservation in grazing systems) on Goreng Goreng country at Goondicum Pastoral Co. This workshop is part of our 'Saving the endangered Greater Glider' project - a...
BCCA's Katie Muller, Misty Neilson and Melinda Clarke, attended the local Monto Show on Saturday 22 April. We saw 43 interested individuals come through out stall. The public were able to view our Greater Glider nesting boxes, constructed by the Monto Men's Shed,...
This week our Ecologist & project lead, Misty Neilson, accompanied the crew from Habi-tec as they installed carved living hollows & nesting boxes on multiple grazing production properties & a mining rehabilitation site of the Upper Burnett catchment. This...
We are excited to announce that over the coming year BCCA will be delivering a community education and enhancing habitat and nesting sites project, to assist the recovery of the endangered Greater Glider (Petauroides volans). The Greater Glider (Petauroides volans) is...