Eastern Barred Bandicoot Enclosure Patrol
Hamilton, Victoria

Hamilton, Victoria
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Hamilton Institure of Rural Learning - 333 North Boundary Rd, Hamilton
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The Eastern Barred Bandicoot is a small, nocturnal marsupial that rests in a shallow, grass lined nest during the day and comes out to forage at night on a variety of invertebrates, such as worms, grubs and beetles.

Eastern Barred Bandicoots were once widespread across the grasslands and grassy woodlands of western Victoria, extending into the south-east corner of South Australia. Widespread decline of the species occurred across Victoria, primarily due to a combination of predation by introduced foxes and habitat loss. By the 1970’s, the subspecies could only be found in Hamilton, but this population was also declining.

In 1989, the Eastern Barred Bandicoot was on the brink of extinction, this led to the formation of a multi-organisational Recovery Team that coordinated a recovery program focusing on predator control, habitat management and captive breeding.

We need your help to patrol the fence perimeter to ensure there are no breaches that will allow predators such as cats and foxes into the enclosure.

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For more information, or for help with your booking, please contact the Hamilton office on 03 5551 3331 or email hamilton@conservationvolunteers.com.au