Listed as endangered in Australia, the Bridled Nailtail Wallaby (Onychogalea fraenata)
Expert panel set to discuss Australian Mammal Extinction Crisis
Australia has one of the worst mammal extinction rates in the world, with 22 mammals becoming extinct over the past 200 years. Ground-breaking ideas are now being developed to turn this situation around. (5:04)
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While rigorous efforts have been made to save endangered groups, scientists now fear Australia is on the cusp of another wave of extinctions with a reduction in abundance of some species and alarmingly their range.
Some mammal species have already disappeared from more than 90% of their past range in Northern Australia.
Such is the seriousness of the situation, that Professor Iain Gordon from CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems is chairing a meeting at the International Ecology Symposium in Brisbane on Australia's mammal extinction crisis.
In this podcast, Professor Gordon discusses some of the science research being developed to save endangered species, including trialling the reintroduction of dingos into areas where they can protect native species against foxes and feral cats.
Read more about Dr Andy Sheppard: Biodiversity Theme Leader.