Bushfire Recovery Project

Improving community knowledge of greater gliders and yellow-bellied gliders in South East Queensland

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About this project

In May 2021, Queensland Glider Network secured funding under the Federal Government’s Bushfire Recovery for Wildlife and Their Habitats Program to provide local communities and landholders in bushfire-affected areas of South East Queensland with the knowledge, skills, and information to implement recovery actions for fire-affected populations of southern and central greater gliders (Petauroides volans) and yellow-bellied gliders (Petaurus australis).

The project was delivered via a series of four community workshops and field days that promoted education about these species and relayed their conservation needs across regions that were affected by the 2019—2020 bushfires. Of particular importance was explaining how landholders can help conserve Queensland’s two largest gliding marsupial species through revegetation projects that restore eucalypt species known to hollow out over time. 

Jimna glider workshop© Paul Revie/Wildlife Queensland

Nest box building activity at the Jimna Glider ‘Dine & Shine’. 

Revegetate to save our threatened gliders

A Revegetation Guide to the Threatened Gliders of Southern Queensland explains the habitat needs of Queensland’s two largest gliding marsupials — the greater glider and the yellow-bellied glider — and what you can do to help them, particularly following fire.

The guide is available to view as a flipbook and can also be downloaded as a PDF document. Or email us to request a printed copy.

To view the guide: 

  • Press the > button to start or click on the pages.
  • Use the RIGHT and LEFT arrows to move forward or back.
  • Click on the DOWNLOAD button (cloud and arrow) to download a PDF.

Ongoing activities

Through these workshops and existing networks, the project is also connecting with landholders to conduct glider surveys on private properties. These surveys will focus on areas either in or adjacent to the fire scars from the devastating bushfires of 2019 and 2020.

By improving our knowledge of where greater gliders and yellow-bellied gliders occur in the landscape, we can better protect these threatened species from future fires and other threats.

We hope the glider workshops, along with the freely downloadable A Revegetation Guide to the Threatened Gliders of Southern Queensland and the chance to see these gliders going about their nocturnal business will encourage people from all communities to get active in glider conservation and habitat regeneration.

Paul Revie

Projects Oficer, Wildlife Queensland

Partners & sponsors

  • International Fund for Animal Welcome (ifaw)
  • Healthy Land & Water
  • The Great Eastern Ranges
  • Australian Government
  • Lockyer Uplands Catchments Inc.
  • Geckoes Wildlife
  • Nunukul Yuggera Aboriginal Dance Company

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