Bushfires, logging threaten greater glider numbers

An image of Prof David Lindemayer in an area of forest, leaning against a tree with one hand in his pocket.
11 October 2020

The list of 28 native animals placed on the latest threatened species list is expected to be joined by even more as the full impact of the 2019-20 summer bushfires is assessed in the next six months.

On the latest list released by the Threatened Species Scientific Committee are the koala and the greater glider, the world's largest gliding mammal.

The enormous impact of the summer bushfires has forced the federal government to request two interim assessments, one for December this year and another in April 2021.

Federal Environment Minister Susan Ley said that as a result of these assessments, she was expecting that "a considerable number of other fire-affected species" may be "up-listed".

The 28 prioritised species include two reptiles, four frogs, seven fish, six mammals and 12 birds.

Read the full article on the Yass Tribune website, featuring Prof David Lindenmayer