Wirruwana News

Published on Friday, 2 December 2022 at 9:42:11 AM

Sharing on behalf of the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.

This year has been a truly amazing year for the Return to 1616 Ecological Restoration Project. Western grasswrens “flew” to the island, greater stick-nest rats made an epic journey from South Australia and Shark Bay mice made a not so epic journey from nearby Bernier Island to “top up” the genetic diversity of existing pioneer populations. Best news of all? Many of the native animals found during monitoring are true ‘locals’. Born on Dirk Hartog Island!

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