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Connecting Country (Mount Alexander Region) Inc

Brush-tailed Phascogales are carnivorous marsupials with distinctive bushy tails. Once widespread in Victoria, they’re now threatened. This project empowers volunteer citizen scientists to collect scientific phascogale data, allowing informed conservation decisions.Monitoring of Connecting Country’s 450 phascogale nest boxes is essential to determine if phascogales are still declining, or if management actions are helping.

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Grant Category

Environmental Conservation

Project location

Mount Alexander region, Victoria

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How to get involved and show support

Apply to become volunteer citizen scientists to check nest boxes. Connecting Country are looking for volunteers with physical capacity who are willing to attend training and make an ongoing commitment to the project.

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About this community customer

Connecting Country is a not-for-profit community organisation that aims to increase and restore biodiversity across the Mount Alexander Shire and surrounds in central Victoria. Since beginning in 2007, we've worked with over 200 landholders and community groups to enhance more than 8,000 hectares of habitat for local plants and animals.