Corridor Network Growing for Endangered Glider

Kathryn Dryden
November 21, 2016

Corridor Network Growing for Endangered Glider

The tour group taking a look at the nine glider poles installed by Powerlink with support from Terrain, Girringun Aboriginal Rangers and the landholder.

Supported by funding from the Australian Government's National Landcare Program.

Fires, fencing, cameras and gliding poles are all in a day’s work for Terrain’s Community Partnerships Coordinator Jacqui Richards who organised a tour this month in Kennedy where a range of projects dedicated to the endangered Mahogany Glider are taking place. This area is the heart of the endangered Mahogany Gliders’ small, exclusive habitat.

The glider is said to have less than 2,000 individuals left in the wild and a concerned group including partners and interested individuals, took the tour to see projects which help connect broken glider habitat as part of a larger network of corridors between Girramay and Edmond Kennedy National Parks.

Ms Richards said, “We were excited to share the day with our partners who are proud of what they are doing to support the glider and its habitat.

“There is a range of people involved including graziers, school groups, energy/power companies, National Parks, Aboriginal Rangers, and of course the valuable community and conservation groups.

“As diverse as the people involved, are the management approaches including controlled fire management, wildlife friendly fencing, strategic revegetation, camera data monitoring, and glider pole installation.”

For further information on Mahogany Gliders and the Recovery Team which is made up of many of the organisations involved in this tour, please contact Jacqui Richards at jacqui.richards@terrain.org.au.