Baiting and trapping in WCHNP 2019 Report

The Autumn and Spring 2019 camera monitoring, baiting and trapping in West Cape Howe National Park (WCHNP) is complete. This program forms part of the first year of TCG’s 3 year project to address the status of the Western Ring Tail Possum.  The first year of data shows that there...

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Joining the coastal reserves to Redmond State Forest

As part of our ongoing Western Ringtail Possum conservation efforts, we have recently undertaken work to identify the best route to join populations of Western Ringtail Possums along the coast with populations to the north of our catchment.  We identified Redmond State Forest as being the most appropriate end point...

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Results of possum surveys

Since late 2017 TCG have been undertaking possum surveys to try to understand more about where the Western Ringtail Possums occurs in the catchment. This work is ongoing and adds to data being collected about these critically endangered animals.  The map above indicates where our surveys have found possums. As...

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Fire Project commences

The Torbay Bush Fire Brigade with assistance from the Elleker Brigade undertook a cool burn in some bushland yesterday.  The winds were favourable making it an ideal day for less experienced volunteer fire fighters to work with more experienced crew in a relatively stress-free situation. The private bushland site is...

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Protecting Possums through Feral Control

The Torbay Catchment Group has secured 3 years of funding through the State NRM Community Stewardship program, aimed at protecting habitat, raising awareness and surveying populations of critically endangered Western Ringtail Possums. Included is an integrated feral animal control program which received praise by the State NRM panel stating that...

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Muttonbird Beach polluted with microplastics

pictured above – nurdles (plastic beads used in the manufacturing of plastic products) collected TCG working with the Sea Shepherd Marine Debris Team did a beach clean up at Muttonbird Beach on Sunday 3rd June .  At a glance you would think Muttonbird Beach is clean but looks can be deceiving.  One...

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