14013: South of the Border – Extending Red-tailed Phascogales into Katanning through CaLD Environmental Education
Once found widely across southern Australia, the Red-tailed Phascogale (Phascogale calura) has become endangered and limited to a small area centred around Wagin. Katanning is the currently the south-eastern most extent of its range.
Following significant conservation efforts, phascogale numbers are said to be improving, and sightings of the small mammal are increasing in Katanning and extending further away from their known 'boundary'. Possibly re-colonising in the Katanning area, it is therefore important that this frontier provides suitable resources and safety for the animal.
This project aims to help extend the phascogales natural range into Katanning. Activities include creation of a multi-lingual brochure to explain to Katanning's diverse migrant community the importance of correct firewood collection.
|Investment:||$ 10 000|
|In-kind contribution:||$ 7 540|
|Delivery organisation:||Katanning LCDC|
|Project duration:||May 2015 - July 2016|
|Location:||Shire of Katanning|
Katanning Senior High School