Consolidation of habitat by restoration is currently underway at our five bushcare sites. Linking Mt Gravatt Conservation Reserve with other habitat is currently focused on restoration of the Fox Gully wildlife corridor through private property and the Pollinator Link project. Longer term we want to look at wildlife bridges/tunnels.
Michael Fox

Kylie Soanes's Research

Do you know the most common question I get about wildlife crossing structures? Surprisingly, it’s not ‘do they work?’. It’s ‘how do you teach them how to use it?’. I understand why people are skeptical. Sure, a big, safe bridge for wildlife sounds like a great idea, but animals aren’t smart enough to know the difference between a safe spot and a dangerous spot. Are they? After all, they can’t even read! said no animal ever Thankfully, we don’t have to rely on wildlife commonsense. We road ecologists have a few tricks up our sleeves to make sure that animals do use these structures and don’t just cross wherever they feel like.

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Ideally, we’ve had a chance to study the animals living nearby before the road and crossing structures are put in. We spy on them with cameras, track them with GPS collars and generally stalk them about the country-side. If…

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