VNPA "Caught on Camera" project
This project is a partnership between the Victorian National Parks Association (VNPA) and Wombat Forestcare with support from Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research and the Department of Sustainability and Environment.
Volunteers from community groups and the VNPA will use motion sensing cameras to gather much needed information on the little understood impact of fire on mammals.
The project will utilise the thirty research sites from Wombat Forestcare’s Arboreal Mammal Project with two other sites to be established.
Given that we have such a limited understanding of how the small fauna that live in these areas respond to fire, data collected by volunteers on this project will be of great importance to improving our knowledge.
This is a great way to participate in the collection of valuable data, receive training in camera operation and spend time in our very special forest.
This project is funded through the Australian Government's Caring for Our Country, the R.E. Ross Trust and the ANZ Staff Foundation.
You can keep up to date with what is happening and see latest photos on the VNPA Facebook page.