Mammals to return after extinction

Reintroduced numbats and bilbies will benefit from predator protection works in the Malle Cliffs National Park.

Reintroduced numbats and bilbies will benefit from predator protection works in the Malle Cliffs National Park.

THE Mallee Cliffs National Park, about 30km north-east of Mildura, will soon become home to at least 10 mammal species that have been extinct in the region for more than a century.

The park is managed under a historic partnership between the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service and Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC), which will oversee the establishment of a 8000-hectare feral predator-free project area in the park.

Mallee Cliffs covers almost 58,000 hectares of varying habitats in which seven species are listed as endangered, including mallee fowl and the western pygmy-possum.

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