Mammal decline in Australia
4 Apr 2018
Not only is Strategen Zoologist Dr Ron Firth passionate about his day-to-day work as a consultant, he is a co-author on a paper recently published in Austral Ecology for research undertaken on mammal decline on Melville Island just north of Darwin.
Sadly, Australia has the worst mammal extinction record of any continent, with most of the extinctions occurring in the southern and arid areas of the continent in the 19th & 20th centuries. However, in the last two decades mammal declines have been recognised and are now occurring in northern Australia, including on Melville Island. Without the implementation of effective management actions, these mammal species are likely to be lost from one of their last remaining strongholds, threatening to increase Australia’s already disproportionate contribution to global mammal extinctions.
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