Scientists rediscover the crest-tailed mulgara in NSW

Are you familiar with the crest-tailed mulgara? Not many people are, as it’s been thought extinct in NSW for almost 100 years. But earlier this month, UNSW researchers part of the Wild Deserts team found one single crest-tailed mulgara in Sturt National Park.

It’s all part of the NSW Government’s Saving Our Species program that’s aiming to return some of the animals that have left the area due to introduced species like feral cats, rabbits and European foxes.

Ecologist Dr Rebecca West joins us to explain the significance of this first finding, and details what’s next for the project.

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