The Greater Glider Recovery Project
The Southern Greater Glider, once found all over eucalypt forests from South East Queensland to Southern Victoria, has suffered regional extinctions and alarming declines. In the montane ash forests of Victoria's Central Highlands alone, greater glider populations have declined by 80 per cent in the last 30 years.
The decline of greater gliders are due to hollow-bearing trees, which are essential to their shelter and nesting, being lost with our old growth forests. This decline is due to factors such as logging, wildfire, land-clearing, habitat degradation, and climate change.
Today, greater gliders are listed as nationally endangered. With 80 to 100 years needed to regenerate the trees they call home, we do not have time to waste.
The Greater Glider Recovery Project will restore the habitats of and support populations of greater gliders. This will be done by deploying purpose-built, well insulated and fire resistant nest boxes and artificial hollows at sites where greater glider populations require support to recover. This program will be research-based, with a focus on data collection to address key knowledge gaps and improve future conservation initiatives for this iconic, threatened species. The project will also involve long-term monitoring and community engagement, including involvement with First Nations people.
Help us save the Southern Greater Glider and be a part of science-driven initiatives toward forest restoration and recovery.