What can you do?

Simple actions you can take to protect animals and other mammals.


Reduce Threats

  • Pay attention while driving, especially on roads with limited visibility due to curves or hills.
  • Watch your speed and keep an eye out for wildlife (especially tree-kangaroos) while driving.
  • SLOW DOWN when driving on roads going through tree-kangaroo habitat.
  • Be a responsible pet owner and encourage everyone you know to do so. Keep dogs on leash and contained in a secure yard. Don't let your cat run free, keep it in the house so it won't be potentially spreading diseases (such as toxoplasmosis) to wildlife and won't be out killing birds and small animals.

Take Positive Actions

Plant Food trees

Species lists for planting trees that attract and are beneficial to wildlife.

Volunteering

TKMG supports research on tree kangaroos and other local mammals. We will advertise on our website opportunities that arise for volunteers to help with projects, including fieldwork with researchers and tree planting to enhance or extend suitable habitat for tree kangaroos.

Yellow-bellied Gliders

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED to participate in a census of Yellow-bellied Gliders in Tumoulin Forest, north of Ravenshoe.

When: Sometime between 7-15 July 2018

Volunteers are needed for 1 to 3 nights (depending on the number of volunteers) to help conduct the first ever census for YB gliders in Tumoulin Forest. Volunteers will be positioned at trees to count the number of gliders that visit th3e tree to lick sap from incisions thhey've made on the tree trunks. Volunteers will need to be in place from just before dusk to 8PM. Volunteers do not need to have any previous experience observing gliders. Training sessions (video of gliders and their calls plus in the field training sessions will be available).


This is the first census for YB gliders in Tumoulin forest. The YB glider population is an isolated one because of clearing of forest to the north and south of the area.


IF YOU THINK YOU MIGHT BE INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING, please contact:

Dr. John Winter 07-4091-5289 or via email:

jw.winter@bigpond.com


Mammal Surveys

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Australian Wildlife Conservancy hopes to

deploy up to 90 camera traps, targeting threatened mammals in wet and

dry sclerophyll forests at Mt Windsor National Park, between 11-15 June

2018 and again from 2-7 July 2018. Ideally volunteers would be able to

stay for entire trips, however special arrangements may be possible. You

will need a high level of fitness, as the work will involve long days

walking through mountainous terrain. Back at camp we'll have shelter,

plenty of rest, hot meals, bathing/toilet facilities etc. thanks to

Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service, who have kindly allowed us to

stay in their barracks. There will of course be opportunities for

spotlighting. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT DR. DAMIAN MORRANT,

Wildlife Ecologist, Australian Wildlife Conservancy

email damian.morrant@australianwildlife.org,

telephone on 0409456203

Habitat

TKMG works in partnership with TREAT, Trees for the Evelyn & Atherton Tablelands Inc., to plant suitable feed trees for tree kangaroos and possums, enhancing and extending suitable habitat. www.TREAT.net.au

Bats

TKMG supports the work done by Tolga Bat Rescue & Research Inc. for fruit bats (flying foxes) and insectivorous or microbats.

Volunteers are always needed for help with feeding bats and cleaning cages. www.tolgabathospital.org

Tree-kangaroos

Tree Roo Rescue & Conservation Centre Ltd is a non-profit organisation that rescues orphaned, injured or displaced tree kangaroos.
There are opportunities to volunteer for those with animal husbandry, zookeeping or vet experience.Volunteers help with daily collection of leaves to feed animals in care. For more information please contact
info@treeroorescue.org.au or www.treeroorescue.org.au.