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Kangaroo Island Dunnart Project Report

Kangaroo Island Dunnart Project Report

September 24, 2021

PROJECT UPDATE - KANGAROO ISLAND DUNNART - SEPTEMBER 2021

Our work on South Australia’s Kangaroo Island undertook a new phase following the disastrous bushfires of 2019-20. This continued our existing work with the team at KI Land for Wildlife, but focussed on monitoring the survival of the critically endangered KI Dunnart and replanting lost habitat that was home to numerous species.

The project is titled ‘Critical monitoring of the last survivors’, and having recently received a report on this vital work - undertaken from January 2020 to July 2021 - we are excited to share it with you.

There were three primary aspects to the report, broken down below, and we are incredibly inspired by what your support was able to achieve in this time:

1. Monitoring for surviving dunnarts


2. Funding for thermal binoculars


3. Revegetating habitat


Importantly, the data collected through this work is already providing new insights into the life and behaviour of KI Dunnarts - notoriously elusive creatures - and the results of this will not only support their conservation in the short term (and that of many other species), but enable more effective protection moving forward.

We are once again humbled by what you enable us to achieve together.

The future for this critically endangered marsupial is looking brighter thanks to you.