PROJECT NUMBAT - PROTECTING ONE OF OUR SPECIAL MARSUPIALS - MEETING THURSDAY NOVEMBER 10
The numbat is the Western Australian state faunal emblem and it has to be one of the cutest animals in the Australian bush.
Once widespread over most of Australia, the numbat is a threatened species thanks to predation by foxes and feral cats, occurring naturally in just a small part of the south west.
Project Numbat is a not-for-profit community group started over 15 years ago with the goal of helping to better conserve this unique Australian marsupial.
At the Busselton Naturalists Club meeting on Thursday November 10, Project Numbat committee member Karen Cavanough will be our guest speaker, telling us everything we could ever want to know about the numbat.
Project Numbat promotes community awareness of the numbat and is involved in numbat conservation by assisting the Numbat Recovery Program objectives including:
feral predator control
education and awareness programs
fundraising for numbat conservation
Project Numbat is in partnerships with Perth Zoo, the Numbat Recovery Team and the Department of Biodiversity Conservation and Attractions.
The meeting will be held at the Busselton Senior Citizens Centre, 22 Peel Terrace, Busselton, starting at 7.30pm.
The public is most welcome to attend and attendance is free, but a gold coin donation to cover meeting costs will be appreciated.