Webinar: Saving the Greater Glider in Queensland

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June 12, 2024 at 12:00pm - 1pm
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Online - RSVP for the link
Nicky Moffat

The endangered greater glider is quite literally on the chopping block, with its habitat under threat by logging in state forests. The species was uplisted to endangered in 2022, and there is now an urgent need to protect its remaining forest home.

Under current plans to continue logging native state forests outside of South East Queensland, greater glider populations in our state forests are predicted to decline up to 70%. That's as good as a death sentence. We need to stop all logging of native forest to save the greater glider, and a well-funded recovery plan to restore habitat and address other threats to its survival.


Paul Revie

Paul Revie

Paul is a project officer for Wildlife Queensland, Senior Ecologist for Friends of Parks Queensland, and the founder of the Quoll Society of Australia. As an ecologist and zoologist, Paul is a passionate advocate for the conservation of Queensland’s threatened mammal species, with a focus on greater and yellow-bellied gliders, the brush-tailed rock-wallaby, and the spotted-tailed quoll.

Paul has designed or been involved with a number of greater glider-focused projects throughout southern Queensland, including assessing glider persistence after the 2019/20 bushfires, installation and monitoring of nest boxes in urban and peri-urban areas, assessing burnt and unburnt areas for greater glider habitat suitability, and examining site scale vegetation attributes that support greater glider populations.

Paul has a particular interest in the spatial ecology of threatened species, and how this information can be used to improve conservation outcomes. In 2024, he will lead Wildlife Queensland’s project tracking greater gliders in urban areas throughout greater Brisbane using GPS and radio collars. He is also a passionate advocate for citizen science, and the role community groups and volunteers can play in threatened species monitoring and conservation.

Dr Kita Ashman

Dr Kita AshmanDr Kita Ashman is a Threatened Species and Climate Adaptation Ecologist at WWF Australia. Kita has a PhD in wildlife ecology, more than 10 years’ experience in the field and holds an Adjunct Research Associate position at Charles Sturt University and is a Research Fellow at the Australian National University.

Kita leads a national program delivering recovery and restoration action for threatened and culturally significant species and implements field-based projects to monitor and mitigate the impacts of climate change. She’s also a trail running addict and fungi enthusiast with a penchant for sourdough, fantasy novels and tea.

Martin Taylor

Dr Martin TaylorMartin Taylor is a conservation scientist and Adjunct Senior Lecturer at University of Queensland.

With experience in marine and terrestrial protected areas and conservation campaigning, Martin has worked with a broad array of organisations in this field since the 1990s, including WWF, Australian Rainforest Conservation Society, National Parks Association of Queensland.

Nicky Moffat

Nicky MoffatCampaigning to at least double Queensland’s protected area system by 2030, Nicky works with Queenslanders from all walks of life to achieve this. Passion to ensure we as a community leave a positive legacy for future generations underpins her approach.

A former journalist on the Sunshine Coast, Nicky also brings experience from private forestry and agroforestry, tertiary teaching in sustainability and natural resource management, and forest conservation campaigning.

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