A Project to reintroduce locally extinct mammals to Sturt National Park - Wild Deserts
Bandicoots, Stick-nest Rats and Bilbies used to call the Strzelecki Desert in Sturt National Park home. But they’ve been missing for over 100 years, since the arrival of cats, foxes and rabbits.
The project aims to bring back seven locally extinct mammals to the NSW corner country, using large fenced exclosures and a range of innovative predator control and research techniques in Sturt National Park.
We need your help in our quest to return these animals to their desert. Our innovative project aims to establish these species beyond fences, but first we need to train them to be more predator savvy.
Many thanks to the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage who have funded the first stage of our project through Saving Our Species.