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 work is part of our ‘SAVING THE ENDANGERED GREATER GLIDER’ project, 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 aims to assist the long-term recovery of Greater Gliders within the Upper Burnett catchment.
This project is supported with funding from WIRES Inc, Evolution Mining Goondicum Pastoral Co. It is proudly support by Accounting for Nature Ltd, Wildlife Queensland, the Men’s Shed (Monto) & Safe Haven – Australian Animals Care & Education.
Much more to come…….
**Nesting boxes were constructed by the Men’s shed in Monto with reclaimed pallets and pine timber boards and painted and oiled by students from Monto State Primary & Monto State High schools to test the weathering and occupation rates of various treatments.
This project is funded by WIRES and proudly supported by Evolution Mining, Goondicum Pastoral Co., Accounting for Nature, Wildlife Preservation Society, Men’s Shed Monto and Safe Have.