WWF Australia is concerned that the black flanked rock wallaby could soon be extinct if urgent action isn’t taken sooner rather than later. The wallaby is one of the countries most iconic symbols, and this variety of the species is in desperate need of our help.
The wildlife charity has been joined by a number of other organisations who will attempt to complete a rescue mission to save some of the last remaining rock wallabies from predators in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia. Their were once many of this sub species, but populations have plummeted due to the introduction of foxes and cats.
WWF Species Conservation Manager, Katherine Howard, said -
These elusive wallabies are living under siege in isolated rocky outcrops that are separated from other suitable habitat by agricultural land. If they leave their rocky fortress, they are easy pickings for foxes and cats, which outclass these shy creatures with their hunting skill and ferocity.
WWF has been joined by -
- WA Department of Environment and Conservation
- The Shire of Kellerberrin
- Wheatbelt NRM
- Greening Australia
- Australian Wildlife Conservancy
alongside local landholders and volunteers in an effort to save the last populations in southwest Australia. Here’s hoping this joint venture saves this beautiful creature from sliding into extinction.
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