Project Numbat Incorporated promotes and assists Numbat Recovery Program objectives including:

  • habitat management

  • population monitoring

  • feral predator control

  • education and awareness programs

  • fundraising for Numbat conservation.

Project Numbat Incorporated values our partnerships with the Numbat Recovery Team, Perth Zoo and Department of Parks and Wildlife.

 

 

President - Tamara Wilkes-Jones
Vice-President – Vacant
Secretary –Leanne Kelman
Treasurer – Eva Wiehl

Committee Members
Yvette Adams
Renee Bauhofer
Helen Bryant
Karen Cavanough
Gunther De Vos
Eveline Masco
Jessica Morrison
Chris Murphy
Emily Trainer

Activities

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Here are a few of the activities Project Numbat is involved with. Since 2006, we have contributed more than $26,000 for Numbat conservation activities. This is in addition to raising awareness of Numbat conservation in the community through attendance at events as well as through our primary school education program.

 

 

Radio-tracking Collars for Numbats

Project Numbat provides funds to the Department of Parks and Wildlife for the purchase of collars for Numbats released annually into areas of habitat managed by DPaW. The collars help determine the survival of the released Numbats.

Since 2007, Project Numbat has provided more than $10,000 for radio-collars.

Numbat Reproductive Research

Photo courtesy of Perth Zoo

Photo courtesy of Perth Zoo

Project Numbat donated $6000 to Perth Zoo in June 2011 to part-fund a study into the reproductive cycles of the Zoo’s female Numbats. Perth Zoo breeds Numbats for release into the wild and is hoping to increase the number of Numbats born each year through the research findings.

 

 

 

Aerial Surveys to Find Radio-collared Numbats

From 2009-2015, Project Numbat has funded $13,000 worth of aerial surveys (conducted by the Department of Parks and Wildlife) over Cocanarup Timber Reserve, Dryandra State Forest and Batalling State Forest, to locate radio-collared Numbats. Numbats can travel long distances and flights are an effective way of determining their location which is followed by on-ground tracking so the Numbats can receive a health check. This activity provides valuable information about the Numbat.

 

Driving Survey in Dryandra Woodland

In 2009  Project Numbat funded one of its volunteers to conduct a driving survey through Dryandra Woodland to locate radio-collared Numbats.

Volunteers

Project Numbat is growing its membership base and providing opportunities for members to become involved in field work. So far this has included radio-tracking for Numbats in Dryandra Woodland, organised by the Department of Parks and Wildlife, and termite surveys at the Australian Wildlife Conservancy’s new Mt Gibson sanctuary. We hope to increase the involvement of our members in field work over time, including things like digging survey teams

Education Program

Project Numbat recognises the important role education plays in planting the seed for behavioural change. As a result, we have developed a comprehensive school-based program for Primary School students. The aims of the program are to:

schools
  • raise awareness of the threatened Western Australian species, the Numbat
  • build state/national attachment of this unique WA marsupial
  • encourage conservation action from the community (development of environmentally responsible citizens, fundraising for future PN projects etc.)

 

The program includes a lesson plan, presentation and teacher resources and activities for before, during and after the incursion. Teachers can either deliver the program themselves or request a Project Numbat volunteer to come and talk to their class.

Project Numbat is also developing a program for secondary school students and community groups

Please visit our schools page for more information

Display Stands and Environmental Events

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Project Numbat regularly attends events around Perth and the south-west where we can raise awareness about the Numbat, our group, and the work being done to save them from extinction. Information on upcoming events can be found on the news page.

 

 

Annual Digging Survey

Project Numbats committed dig survey team; Chris Murphy, Jimmy Lamb, Yvette Adams and Deb Walker

Project Numbats committed dig survey team; Chris Murphy, Jimmy Lamb, Yvette Adams and Deb Walker

Project Numbat with its trained members have conducted two dig surveys at Boyagin Nature Reserve in partnership with the Department of Parks and Wildlife. Young Numbats begin dispersing in November and this is the best time to search for their diggings and scats to determine their presence across a reserve. Numbats dig small holes to reach termite galleries and our members who volunteer are trained to recognise these digs as it is important to tell the difference between Echidna, Woylie and other diggings in the bushland. Surveys are conducted over three days and provide a snap shot of Numbat presence and habitat use.

 

 

 

Annual Reports

Project Numbat annual report 2013-14

Project Numbat annual report 2012-13

Project Numbat annual report 2011-12

Project Numbat annual report 2010-11

Project Numbat annual report 2009-10

Project Numbat annual report 2006-8