11th August 2016 – Workshop held to develop a Squirrel Glider Monitoring Plan for Thurgoona Wirlinga
More than 20 local organisations, researchers, landowners, and community groups converged on the National Environment Centre to contribute towards a long term monitoring plan for Thurgoona’s Squirrel Glider population.
The Monitoring Plan, currently in draft, is being developed by the Australian Research Centre for Urban Ecology (ARCUE) and is being funded by Albury Conservation Company and the Albury Environmental Lands project, being managed by the NSW Department of Industry – Lands.
Thurgoona / Wirlinga contains one of a small number of remaining strongholds of the species in NSW. The area is also the future urban growth corridor of Albury, with the human population expected to increase 500% over the next 2-3 decades. Will the local Squirrel Glider population be viable in 100 years from now?
The Monitoring Plan aims to establish a whole-of-landscape approach to monitoring the local Squirrel Glider population, which helps to answer critical management questions and identify issues that need to be addressed in order for it to be conserved.
To view the draft plan click here.
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