Central to the Wild Mob philosophy is picking projects we know can make a measurable difference.

Case in point? Our Bridled Nailtail Wallaby Nursery in Avocet. A simple but effective solution to bring a species back from the brink of extinction. Hop in and have a peek!

Why Nailtails?

In the last 100 years, Bridled Nailtail Wallaby populations have plummeted to only a few hundred individuals across Queensland.

The major issue? Almost half of all baby Bridled Nailtails don’t make it to adulthood, primarily due to feral cats. They are simply too small to defend themselves.

Wild Mob - Avocet Nailtail Nursery

What are we doing?

Wild Mob is pioneering a new approach to threatened species management to save the Bridled Nailtail. Our custom-built nursery within Avocet Nature Refuge in Central Queensland protects juvenile wallabies until they’re big enough to defend themselves against predators.

The 9-hectare nursery uses state-of-the-art monitoring technologies to ensure efficient, hands-off management for young Nailtails.

Mums are housed in the nursery until their babies are fully weened and independent. The young Nailtails are then housed until they weigh more than 3kgs (outside predator range).

They are then released back into the main refuge to thrive and breed. Winner!

 Wild Mob - Avocet Nailtail Nursery

The Wallaby Census

We also work with volunteers and PhD researchers based at Avocet to carry out vital species monitoring at the refuge.

Not only does this program provide researchers with up-to-date data to inform future management plans, it provides volunteers with on-the-ground experience in conservation biology.

Wild Mob - Avocet Nailtail Nursery

Get involved!

Our next census will be happening in June and July this year.

This is your chance to be part of a project that has real potential to save these little guys!

You’ll learn correct wallaby handling and monitoring techniques from experts, and have the opportunity to get up close to Nailtails and their adorable joeys!

Find out more about how you can get involved here!

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