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Western Ringtail Possum Crossing - Peel-Harvey Catchment Council Grant

Bouvard Coastcare Group in partnership with the City of Mandurah and Friends of Warrangup Springs have successfully applied for funding to the Peel-Harvey Catchment Council for “Restoring Ecological Linkages for the Ngwayir (Western Ringtail Possum)”. The project aims to address habitat loss and fragmentation which has been identified as one of the main threatening processes impacting the Critically Endangered Western Ringtail Possum. Habitat along linkage corridors will be restored through revegetation and important habitat patches will be reconnected through the construction of a fauna rope bridge over Jinatong Loop.
The species conservation status of the Western Ringtail Possum was recently upgraded from Endangered to Critically Endangered and it is estimated that the species may go extinct within 20 years if nothing is done to address threatening processes. A State Recovery Plan is in operation (2014) and a National Recovery Plan is before the Commonwealth for approval. In addition to addressing habitat loss and fragmentation, the Recovery Plan aims to raise awareness of the status of western ringtail possums and gain support and behaviour change to improve mitigation of threatening processes. The City of Mandurah has populations of Western Ringtail Possum from Dawesville through to Herron and Yalgorup National Park and is therefore able to make a meaningful contribution to conservation efforts. The project includes elements of community engagement and education about the plight of the possum, along with several opportunities for the community to be directly involved in conservation and research actions such as building artificial dreys and spotlighting to help establish population numbers . The total project budget is for $64,259 of which the PHCC will provide a substantial contribution of $27,681 along with CoM who will provide $28,788.
The Gumnut Possum Bridge
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Working for the future to protect our coastal dune system, fauna and wildlife
Photo: Kaori Yokochi.
Presentations & Press Volunteer Capacity Building Forum City of Mandurah Tuckey Room 27th July 17 To coincide with the inaugural meeting of the Mandurah Environmental Volunteer Action Committee (MEVAC), City of Mandurah hosted a presentation by the Chairperson of Bouvard Coastcare Group Mel Horton on the Gumnut Possum Bridge. You can view the presentation which drew together lessons learnt from the grant application and provided advice on the process BCCG used in setting up the project. Local wildlife re-locator, Allison Dixon led a Possum drey building workshop, dreys constructed during the workshop will be used in City of Mandurah reserves to protect our remaining Western Ring-tail Possum population.
Bouvard Coast Care Possum presentation
The drey building workshop
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Reproduced courtesy of the Mandurah Mail

Bouvard Wildlife Corridor Planting Day

A great turnout on Sunday 13th August 17 with 24 participants to plant 65 peppermint trees through two wildlife corridors in Bouvard. Click on an image for a larger photo
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Grand Opening

A great turnout on Saturday 28th April 2018 for the grand opening of the possum bridge. Over 50 people attended with most staying on after sunset for the possum spotting. Click on an image for a larger photo. If you’d like full size copies, please contact the Secretary
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Read coverage of the event in the Coastal Times
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Western Ringtail Possum

Crossing - Peel-Harvey Catchment

Council Grant

Bouvard Coastcare Group in partnership with the City of Mandurah and Friends of Warrangup Springs have successfully applied for funding to the Peel-Harvey Catchment Council for “Restoring Ecological Linkages for the Ngwayir (Western Ringtail Possum)”. The project aims to address habitat loss and fragmentation which has been identified as one of the main threatening processes impacting the Critically Endangered Western Ringtail Possum. Habitat along linkage corridors will be restored through revegetation and important habitat patches will be reconnected through the construction of a fauna rope bridge over Jinatong Loop.
The species conservation status of the Western Ringtail Possum was recently upgraded from Endangered to Critically Endangered and it is estimated that the species may go extinct within 20 years if nothing is done to address threatening processes. A State Recovery Plan is in operation (2014) and a National Recovery Plan is before the Commonwealth for approval. In addition to addressing habitat loss and fragmentation, the Recovery Plan aims to raise awareness of the status of western ringtail possums and gain support and behaviour change to improve mitigation of threatening processes. The City of Mandurah has populations of Western Ringtail Possum from Dawesville through to Herron and Yalgorup National Park and is therefore able to make a meaningful contribution to conservation efforts. The project includes elements of community engagement and education about the plight of the possum, along with several opportunities for the community to be directly involved in conservation and research actions such as building artificial dreys and spotlighting to help establish population numbers . The total project budget is for $64,259 of which the PHCC will provide a substantial contribution of $27,681 along with CoM who will provide $28,788.
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Working for the future to protect our coastal dune system, fauna and wildlife
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Read coverage of the event in the Coastal Times
View the full range of Photographs on our Facebook Page