Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC) has reintroduced the Bilby to south-western Australia – returning this threatened species to the region for the first time in several decades through an initial translocation of 16 Bilbies from AWC’s Scotia Wildlife Sanctuary (NSW/SA border) to Mt Gibson Wildlife Sanctuary (WA).Read more...
Wildlife translocations at Scotia
Scotia Wildlife Sanctuary is home to one of the nation’s most important biodiversity reconstruction projects.
“Scotia wildlife sanctuary ... a vitally important project for Australia and for the planet.”
- Sir David Attenborough
Six species of mammals have been reintroduced to an 8,000 hectare feral-free area of Scotia Wildlife Sanctuary:
- Bridled Nailtail Wallaby
- Burrowing Bettong
- Brush-tailed Bettong
- Greater Stick-nest Rat
In addition, a population of mainland Mala (Rufous Hare-wallaby) is maintained at Scotia. This form of the Mala is extinct in the wild on mainland Australia. The animals at Scotia will in future be released into a cat-free area within their original range, possibly at Newhaven Wildlife Sanctuary.