Western Ringtail Possums in Albany: core habitat, Abundance and Distribution
We are currently undertaking two projects to better understand our enigmatic Western Ringtail Possum Western Ringtail Possums are classed as Critically Endangered under Western Australia legislation. Our projects, funded by the Western Australian Government's State NRM Program, involve working closely with the Department of Parks and Wildlife, The University of Western Australia, the City of Albany, as well as a highly experienced fauna consultant. Through these two projects, we are looking into their use of the Mount Clarence/Adelaide, and Mount Melville Reserves within Albany through radio collaring (undertaken by a UWA Honours student), and spotlighting surveys. We are also trying to determine if they are still present in the Porongurup National Park after the fire that swept through in February 2007, and where they occur between the Porongurup NP, down through to Manypeaks.