Rewilding is the process where lost or missing ecosystem functions are returned to an area by returning the animals that provide the required functions naturally. FAUNA Research Alliance and Conservation

Little Desert Rewilding has Begun!

There’s an air of excited anticipation at Little Desert Lodge, near Nhill, in the Western Victoria Wimmerra, as long made plans are turning into on-ground action.  An innovative partnership between

Kimberley Ark defends against Cane Toad invasion

The Kimberley Ark genebank is a key part of Project Kimberley. Cane toads are highly toxic and as they have advanced across Northern Australia, populations of quolls, goannas and other

FAUNA/WWF collaboration aims to bring Rock Wallaby back to ACT

The elusive Brush-tailed Rock Wallaby (Petrogale pencillata, also know as the Shadow) that once bounded up rock outcrops and grazed on the highland grasses, is now sadly extinct in the

Saving Frogs from Chytridiomycosis

At least six species of Australian frogs have not been observed in the wild since the initial impact from the fungal chytridiomycosis and are probably extinct. Seven other frog species

Rewilding Little Desert

FAUNA Research Alliance’s ‘Rewilding the Desert’ project ambitiously aims to return the missing wildlife of the Wimmera and restore its complex and once dynamic ecosystem to sustainability. To achieve this,

Community engagement key to environmental restoration

The Australian countryside is facing unprecedented threats, with invasive species and agriculture diminishing ecosystems across already fragmented landscapes. Remnants of habitat are becoming increasingly isolated, biological processes disrupted and overall

FAUNABank: Investing in Biodiversity

A critical missing element in wildlife conservation is the long-term security of our diminishing wildlife genetic diversity. Critical genes for the survival and future evolution of species are being lost