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Understanding and reversing the habitat shifts that have endangered the broad-headed snake [ 2007 - 2011 ]

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/LP0776647]

Researchers Prof R Shine

Brief description Extinction rates for vertebrate species are higher in southern Australia than almost anywhere else in the world, and saving endangered taxa is critical to biodiversity conservation. To do this effectively, researchers need to understand the processes that threaten wild populations, and to develop novel solutions to those problems in close collaboration with wildlife management authorities and other stakeholders. This project will build such an understanding and collaboration, focusing on an endangered snake species. We propose ambitious landscape-scale field experiments that will simultaneously test hypotheses on threatening processes, and restore habitat quality to reverse population declines.

Funding Amount $773,060

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