It is easy to believe that common native animals like kangaroos, possums, lyrebirds and wombats will always be around. Is it possible, that, despite being relatively common, they are in decline? WildCount aims to answer this question.
Based on current data, WildCount can confidently detect changes in occurrence of 12 species over ten years. As we get more data over time, the list below is expected to grow.
WildCount will be able to detect if there is a change in occurrence that meets the criteria for listing species under the IUCN Red List. The power to detect such change means OEH can examine other broad trends such as increase in pest species. Understanding these changes in native and pest species will assist in the management of parks and reserves.
WildCount focuses on monitoring typically common and widespread species. However, there have been other exciting detections.