Taking the threat out of threatened species

Posted on: Sun 10 Mar 2019

‘Havens’ – islands and conservation areas free of feral cats and foxes – have already prevented 13 mammal extinctions in Australia, and supported improved conservation for many other species.

A stock take of where Australia’s havens are, what native mammal species are in them, and where future havens need to go to prevent further extinctions has been released by the Threatened Species Recovery Hub.

Barometer’s Des Lawrence speaks to Professor Sarah Legge from the University of Queensland, who led the team of 28 scientists and others, in a collaboration to undertake the audit.

Thirteen mammal extinctions prevented by havens

Produced by Des Lawrence

Image: ASMC


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