Activities

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.

About Project Numbat

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 – Dani Jose

  • Vice-President –Tamara Wilkes-Jones

  • Secretary –Leanne Kelman

  • Treasurer – Eva Wiehl

 General Committee Members

  •  Emily Trainer

  • Jessica Morrison

  • Yvette Adams

  • Karen Cavanough

  • Helen Bryant

  • Renee Bauhofer

  • Chris Murphy

  • Gunther De Vos

  • Eveline Masco

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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.

Photo courtesy of Perth Zoo

Photo courtesy of Perth Zoo

Numbat Reproductive Research

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 2009-2014, Project Numbat has funded $9000 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. The flights were very useful in determining the location of some of the Numbats.

Driving Survey in Dryandra Woodland

volunteers

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

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Please visit our schools page for more information

Display Stands and Environmental Events

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 Reports

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