Major declines of threatened mammal populations, but it’s not all bad

23 Apr 2020
“We’ve found that in areas without any active conservation management, things were much worse than the national average, with threatened mammal populations decreasing by 60 per cent between 1995 and 2016."

Populations of Australia’s threatened mammals have declined by 38 per cent on average in 20 years, yet research shows conservation efforts have led to significant recoveries.

The University of Queensland’s Dr Elisa Bayraktarov was part of a Threatened Species Recovery Hub collaboration compiling Australia’s Threatened Species Index, combining data from monitoring programs to track trends.

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