The Greater Glider
09 Sep 2022
The Greater Glider, Petauroides Volans, is the largest gliding possum. Their colour ranges from cream to dark grey/brown. They have a long furry tail and distinctive furry ears. They have a highly specialized diet feeding almost exclusively on eucalypt leaves and rely on large hollow bearing trees for shelter and nesting.
Why are they threatened?
- Loss and fragmentation of habitat.
- Climate change.
- Loss of hollow bearing trees.
- Increased frequency of bushfires.
- Barbed wire can entangle gliders & damage their gliding membranes.
What can I do?
- Retain hollow bearing trees.
- Let us know of any sightings.
- Plant native tree corridors to connect areas of remnant vegetation.
- Minimise barb wire especially on the top wire of fences adjoining forested areas.
- Install nest boxes in areas where hollow bearing trees are declining.
What have we achieved so far?
Here’s a video showing the recovery of the endangered Greater Glider following the Black Summer Bushfires in the Batlow area.
For more information or to report a sighting,contact Cherie White, Senior Land Services Officer on 0427 407 126 or email@example.com
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