The Nature Conservation Society of SA is working on the Bandicoot Superhighway Project with landholders, other community groups, and several organisations including the Hills and Fleurieu Landscape Board.
The project aims to enhance and connect southern brown bandicoot habitat across the Mt Lofty Ranges, to reduce the risk of extinction. We place enormous value on the local knowledge held by dedicated and hardworking community groups.
We have recently launched a website (www.bsh.org.au) to collect community sightings of bandicoots and we would greatly appreciate you sharing this platform with your network – for example with the members of your bushcare, landcare and friends of groups.
Link here: www.bsh.org.au
Some notes on the platform
Photos help us to validate your sightings but are not essential
Sightings can be from years ago and the precise location and date of the sighting can be estimated
The website is designed to be quick and easy to use with no login or sign up required
This platform is not intended to replace other platforms such as iNaturalist, if you already use iNaturalist then please continue to do so.
Your contributions will help us to update the distribution of bandicoots across the region and effectively manage the species’ recovery.