Report out now! Thurgoona Squirrel Glider Monitoring Program, Winter 2018
We are delighted to release our first report of our Squirrel Glider Monitoring Program in Thurgoona – Wirlinga. The report relates to the winter 2018 monitoring effort. This is year one of the planned long-term monitoring program.
Read the winter 2018 monitoring report HERE.
The program has been instigated and funded by Albury Conservation Company. Year one is being implemented by Dylan McWhinney (DM Ecological), author of the report.
A total of 65 sites were monitored during winter 2018 using motion-sensing cameras. A mix of sites were slected according to the following land-use categories: remnant, riparian, revegetation, roadside and unclassified.
Key findings summarised in the report include:
- 41.5% of the total sites surveyed detected Squirrel Gliders
- 53% of the remnant sites surveyed detected Squirrel Gliders
- 50% of the roadside sites surveyed detected Squirrel Gliders
- 46% of the revegetation sites detected Squirrel Gliders
- 12% of the riparian sites surveyed detected Squirrel Gliders
This data provides a solid baseline to observe trends in the local Squirrel Glider populations over the coming years. The spring 2018 monitoring effort is currently underway.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank Wettenhall Environment Trust and Edge Pledge for providing funding to purchase the 30 cameras specifically to implement this program.