Reconstructing the fauna of the central wheatbelt – reintroductions to Wadderin Sanctuary
Wadderin Sanctuary is a 430 hectare reserve, fenced to exclude foxes and feral cats.
The 9-kilometre predator-proof fence was completed in 2007. Wadderin has a mix of
woodland and shrubland vegetation surrounding a number of granite outcrops. The
conservation program at Wadderin was initiated by a local community group in Narembeen
with assistance from the Shire of Narembeen.
Wildlife Research and Management provides input to on-ground management, assistance
in sourcing funds, and in liaising with government departments. Our staff have worked
with community members to reintroduced a range of species that include Red-tailed
Phascogale, Brush-tailed Bettong (Woylie), Brushtail Possum, Southern Brown Bandicoot
(Quenda), Western Brush Wallaby, Banded Hare-wallaby, Bush stone-curlew and Malleefowl.
Local Narembeen identity and octogenarian Mel Bristow checks a trap for red-tailed