On Saturday we displayed our new sign board at the Threatened Species Day at the Waterfront. This is a collaboration between the Territory Wildlife Park and Land for Wildlife Top End. The sign colorfully displays information about the beautiful Black-footed Tree-rat, how to help protect this threatened species and how to ID it and the differences between it and a black (feral) rat.
This outdoor sign will be displayed at the Territory Wildlife Park to give information to visitors and we are hoping to print more to be displayed in Land for Wildlife schools that engage in educational programs about local threatened species.
We are working on citizen science projects with landholders to collect data about presence of arboreal mammals and their nest box use, this is part of a process to promote the Black-footed Tree-rat awareness (and other native mammals) further into the community.