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Faunal Emblem Threatened: The animal victims of Black Saturday

Transcript of ABC TV Broadcast: 22/05/2009 Reporter: Kate Arnott TAMARA OUDYN, PRESENTER: When the February bushfires swept through the Central Highlands, millions of native animals were killed. Ten of Australia's most threatened species were hit, including Victoria's faunal emblem, the Leadbeater's possum. The tiny marsupial is now on the brink of extinction and an urgent recovery program is underway... Kate Arnott reports. SERA BLAIR, FRIENDS OF LEADBEATER'S POSSUM: I'm very concerned that Leadbeater's Possum won't recover from this major fire. It is a very serious concern because their population was already on the edge of extinction. KATE ...

Watching the bush recover after fires

Watching the bush recover after fires by Sarina Locke Canberra, ACT 19/03/2009. Just two weeks after the devastating bushfires in Victoria, green shoots of life were poking through the soil. A team of US ecologists have toured the Kinglake and Marysville forest areas to assess the ecological damage and water quality problems. With them was the senior forest ecologist in the ACT. Dr Margaret Kitchin, with Parks Conservation and Land, was impressed with their speed in assessing the damage, saying such a rapid response is a first for Australia. The Burned Area Emergency Response team is a group of ecologists from a number of US Federal Government ...

It’s mission possum

BERWICK AND PACKENHAM DISTRICT JOURNAL A DWINDLING population of Leadbeater's possums has prompted a group of Beaconhills College students to lend a helping hand. The 12- and 13-year-old girls from Beaconhills' Village Campus in Berwick formed HELP - Helping Endangered Leadbeater's Possums - to rejuvenate the possum's natural habitat and to raise awareness of its demise. The possum, Victoria's faunal emblem, is critically endangered since Black Saturday's fires destroyed 43per cent of its natural habitat. About 1000 Leadbeater's possums are left in three known colonies - including the Lake Mountain region, where numbers shrank from 100-300 to ...