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National recovery plan for the wet tropics yellow-bellied glider Petaurus australis unnamed subspecies

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The Wet Tropics yellow bellied glider is a small marsupial classified as vulnerable under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity  Conservation Act 1999 and Queensland Nature Conservation Act 1992. The gliders habitat is restricted to wet eucalypt forest between rainforest and direr woodlands as these habitats provide the majority of the gliders sappy food.

This plan aimed to manage the impacts of threats to the yelow bellied glider, alleviating pressure in all regions and fostering population recovery. Recovery actions intended by the plan include but are not soley limited to genetic analysis, habitat monitoring, cearly defining distribution, working with pastoralists to use effective grazing practices and altering barbed wire fences in glider habitat to reduce wire related deaths, protecting and managing habitat outside of already protected areas, and implementing effective fire refimes to reduce hot burns and damage to nesting sites.


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