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Return to 1616: Ecological restoration of Western Australia’s largest island
15 August, 7:30 pm-9:30 pm
Our speaker tonight is Kelly Rayner (Technical Officer, DBCA)
The Return to 1616 project aims to restore Dirk Hartog Island National Park’s habitats and native animal populations so that they are similar to what Dirk Hartog would have seen when he landed there in 1616.
The primary goal of the project is to re-establish at least 10 terrestrial native mammal species on the island, and establish at least another two native mammal species that may have previously occurred there, along with healthy vegetation and ecosystem processes to sustain the island’s biodiversity.
Kelly is a member of the project team that commenced releasing animals a year ago. She will talk about her experience and the status of the released animals.
Members are reminded to bring specimens, observations, photos etc. for everyone to learn and enjoy and please remember to wear your name tag.