Melbourne Airport is working to save the Eastern Barred Bandicoot, Victoria’s most endangered marsupial by partnering with Conservation Volunteers Australia to deliver the Healthy Habitats program. .
The Healthy Habitats program has seen the development and maintenance of a predicator proof sanctuary for the bandicoots at Woodlands Historic Park – located right on Melbourne Airport’s back fence. Since 47 bandicoots were released into the sanctuary in 2013, they have been breeding and building up their numbers, with approximately 500 animals now roaming free within 230 hectare sanctuary, and thus enabling other sanctuaries to be created across Victoria.
See here for a snapshot of the Eastern Barred Bandicoot Program at Woodlands Historic Park