The Otway Ark

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In 2017 Otway Ark, a native mammal recovery program, was rolled out across the Otway landscape by Parks Victoria.

Already a network of cameras has been deployed to measure the baseline of native mammal and exotic predator activity. This ongoing monitoring program is designed to keep a finger on the pulse of the Otways wildlife as measures are taken to decrease the threat of foxes.

Research programs by the Conservation Ecology Centre and our partners will complement the monitoring programs and will measure the abundance of invasive predators and critically threatened mammals like the Southern Brown Bandicoot.

We are also training the Otways Conservation Dogs to detect more species, including the Long-nosed Potoroo, so that we can use this effective technique for the study of other conservation dependent species