Managing threats to gliders
Introduced predators, particularly cats and foxes, are a serious threat to gliders as well as the many other native animals that share their home. Gliders are especially vulnerable when in open areas between forest and woodland where there is less cover and shelter available to hide.
While seemingly less of a threat, feral grazing animals such as deer and goat impact the quality of glider habitat by removing natural regrowth, and competing for food.
What we do
In K2W we manage feral animals through a strategic and coordinated whole-of-landscape approach which includes:
- Monitoring of pest species using remote sensing cameras, footpad traps and bait stations.
- Working with landholders and public land managers to carry out trapping and other control programs.
- Monitoring of control areas (including areas with installed nest boxes) for reappearance of feral animals.
- Targeted trapping and/or baiting in areas where feral animals have reinvaded.
What you can do
- Join your local Who’s Living on My Land citizen science survey.
- Keep your pets indoors at night and fit your cats with collars and a bell to alert native wildlife.
- Apply for funding to control pests on your property through our Landholder Grants Program.