Connectivity corridors allow isolated populations of wildlife access to more habitat. This project will establish a connectivity corridor to link separate populations of the endangered mahogany glider (Petaurus gracilis).
Mahogany gliders are one of our larger tree-dwelling species; they weigh up to 500g and can be up to 67 cm from head to tail. As gliders are generally reluctant to cross open ground and rely on trees for both habitat and food, the establishment of corridors is important for the species.
This funding will allow the revegetation of three hectares within a priority connectivity corridor for the mahogany glider and address habitat degradation and improve the vegetation integrity in a further 10 hectares. Fencing will also be installed along five kilometres of the priority corridors to exclude large herbivores.
This will not only reconnect populations of the mahogany glider but will also benefit the endangered southern cassowary that is threatened by fragmentation and habitat clearing.
Terrain NRM, Mahogany Glider Recovery Team, HQ Plantations and the Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland.