Journal article

Sixteen years of Eastern Barred Bandicoot Perameles gunnii reintroductions in Victoria: A review

AL Winnard, G Coulson

Pacific Conservation Biology | Published : 2008


Once widespread throughout Victoria, the Eastern Barred bandicoot Perameles gunnii has declined to near extinction on the Australian mainland due to habitat loss and predation by exotic predators. The last remaining wild population occurs in Hamilton, western Victoria. Founders for a captive breeding program were taken from this population in 1988, which has persisted without predator control or supplementation from captive-bred animals. The species was reintroduced to eight sites from 1989: Woodlands Historic Park, Hamilton Community Parklands, Mooramong, Floating Islands Nature Reserve, Lake Goldsmith, Lanark, Cobra Killuc, and Mount Rothwell. Although all reintroduced populations initiall..

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