In an article published in the Hamilton Spectator , Saturday 28th, 2010, journalist Stephanie Zevenbergen interviews Richard Hill , DSE Senior Biodiversity Officer and Travis Scicchitano, Conservation Volunteers Australia, team leader about their findings after recent monitoring at the Hamilton Community Parklands.
Eastern Barred Bandicoots are critically endangered and an enclosure was established at the Hamilton Institute of Rural Learning (HIRL) on the North Boundary Road to minimize predation and assist breeding. Of the 250 bandicoots in Victoria, 80 are living in and around the Community Parklands!
This is a great community achievement. Wildflowers and wildlife coexist at HIRL thanks to the active team of volunteers who maintain the integrity of the site.
Great to see research and achievements getting mainstream acknowledgement.
Read the article here;
Bandicoot article scan (885KB)