Wild Deserts

Restoring Arid Ecosystems


Wild Deserts is an exciting new partnership between the University of New South Wales, Ecological Horizons, Taronga Conservation Society Australia and the Office of Environment and Heritage, with a vision to understand, restore and promote desert ecosystems.

The project aims to bring back seven extinct mammals to the NSW corner country, using large fenced exclosures and a range of innovative predator control and research techniques in Sturt National Park.

Wild Deserts will exclude feral predators and herbivores such as cats, foxes and rabbits, before reintroducing mammals that were once widespread in NSW but have not been seen for over a century.


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