Species lists for planting trees that attract and are beneficial to wildlife.
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.
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:
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
telephone on 0409456203
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
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 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
firstname.lastname@example.org or www.treeroorescue.org.au.