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The Banyule Sugar Glider Project

Sugar gliders will help us protect our disappearing wildlife corridors

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Project details

Suggested by: Jane

Project partner: Montmorency Community Group

Budget

$64,038.00

Votes

578 votes received

Wildlife corridors are critical for the native fauna to survive and thrive, yet due to urban pressures many are disappearing unnoticed. Sugar gliders are a keystone species that will help us map remaining wildlife corridors. This project records glider occupancy in specially designed, strategically placed nesting boxes. The boxes will be made by the local men’s shed and professionally installed in reserves, schools and gardens. Trained residents will check their occupancy regularly and document the findings. Findings will inform a corridor strategy for the Banyule area that Banyule Council and conservation groups can use to protect, maintain and enhance corridors.

Sugar gilders need help. With increasing urban development, the unseen corridors they live and travel in are disappearing. This project invites residents to become stewards for wild life. They can join a monitoring group or host a 'nest box' tree home for gliders in their garden. There are 300 new nest boxes to be placed. Imagine seeing sugar gilders emerge from their home at dusk, gliding past you to their supper.
Monitors will connect with like-minded others in a biannual audit of gliders in boxes. Furthermore, they will know that their findings will help inform a dynamic corridor development strategy.

SUCCESSFUL PROJECT

Project details

Suggested by: Jane

Project partner: Montmorency Community Group

Budget

$64,038.00

Votes

578 votes received

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Jim

16 Sep 2018

Great Project to Help Protect the wild life in our Suburb

NancyW

16 Sep 2018

So deserving!

hos53

14 Sep 2018

Best of Luck!

Andrew

13 Sep 2018

Planning to have a nest in one of our trees

saveelthamfromoverdevelopment

08 Sep 2018

Wildlife is pivotal to our environment. Overdevelopment and government and local councils greed is destroying our landscape and that which makes Eltham and surround so special. Rates continue to rise and land sold off to pay debt, even though housing development is getting out of control and generating millions more in income for the council.

Megsbaulch

06 Sep 2018

Love ot

jowalkden

06 Sep 2018

good idea

06347938

03 Sep 2018

Vote Number 1

rdianne

01 Sep 2018

All wild life is important-

DianaC

31 Aug 2018

I would love to see this come true

Merinda

30 Aug 2018

How could you resist protecting such adorable little creatures! And of course, all the other wildlife will benefit from increased awareness and tree planting, and our streetscapes will be beautified. Great project.

HeatherN

29 Aug 2018

Let’s save any defenceless creatures habitats

Rectherockstar

28 Aug 2018

Such an amazing project. These are the kind of projects that give me hope for the local environment we will leave our children

sallyt

27 Aug 2018

Fantastic project, very worthwhile

Sallllly

25 Aug 2018

Such a valuable project run by dedicated volunteers. Great to see sugar gliders returning to Montmorency.

Ganddangle

24 Aug 2018

This is a wonderful project. These little animals rock! Please support this project.

nicac

24 Aug 2018

Great project and excellent lobbying by the local kids. Very happy to support this worthwhile project.

PickMyProject

22 Aug 2018

This project is great. We need to look after our native fauna. My neighbor put a box in and the group said if I got a box put in, they would install it for me. What a bonus!!
I put a box up in August and I had gliders by late September.
I recommend this project to anyone

JannyVL

22 Aug 2018

Great idea. I am supporting this project by hosting a nesting box

Cindy8

22 Aug 2018

An exciting and necessary project for our local unseen wildlife. Fingers crossed

Tyneedancer

21 Aug 2018

These are delightful and I would love to see more of them in our very special community.

Rocky

20 Aug 2018

A very worthwhile project which should be supported

Jana_2

19 Aug 2018

We already have a box in our garden and would love to see the project grow!

gnspotter@gmail.com

18 Aug 2018

Welcome to a great project to protect our native wild life

Barbmann33@yahoo.com.au

18 Aug 2018

A very worthwhile project which should be supported