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Split reserves increase bilby’s survival chance

Australia’s shy Easter bunny alternative, the endangered bilby, will have a far better chance of surviving deadly predation by feral cats and foxes if they are kept in several protected areas instead of a single large area, scientists say. 

Dr Michael Bode, at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions (CEED), says this approach not only applies to the bilby, but also to other threatened native marsupials such as the Tasmanian devil, or Gilbert’s potoroo (one of the world’s most endangered mammals)...read more

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(Photo: Bernard Dupont, flickr.com, Creative Commons)

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