Plight of possums in spotlight

Therese ColmanAugusta Margaret River Times
Nature Conservation will lead a possum night stalk to coincide with Earth Hour.
Camera IconNature Conservation will lead a possum night stalk to coincide with Earth Hour. Credit: Supplied, Boyd Wykes, Nature Conservation

Nature Conservation will lead a possum night stalk on Saturday, March 24 to coincide with Earth Hour.

The activity is part of the organisation’s Western Ringtail Possum project, funded by the Shire of Augusta-Margaret River under the environmental management fund.

Nature Conservation biodiversity officer Drew McKenzie said the guided walk would take participants down a section of the Margaret River foreshore.

“The night stalk is an opportunity for the community to get out into our beautiful local reserves, observe and learn more about the critically endangered western ringtail possum that we are lucky enough to have living in our region,” he said. “We have teamed up with (World Wide Fund for Nature) to run the night stalk as part of Earth Hour 2018.

“This year’s Earth Hour campaign focuses on the impact that climate change has on biodiversity, and we hope to raise awareness of the importance of taking climate action to protect our native flora and fauna species.”

The night stalk will run from 6.45pm-8pm starting at the Hairy Marron cafe. Places are limited and registration is essential.

Email info@natureconserva tion.com.au or phone 9757 2202.

Nature Conservation will lead a possum night stalk to coincide with Earth Hour.
Camera IconNature Conservation will lead a possum night stalk to coincide with Earth Hour. Credit: Supplied, Boyd Wykes, Nature Conservation

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