DESPERATE FOR A HOME
The ever-shrinking wildlife habitat
Nothing highlights the plight of our native wildlife more than the above photograph.
Forced to seek refuge in a car port, among sundry bits of human hardware so alien to
its natural environment, this possum is just one of hundreds of Australia's fauna
species facing a bleak future because of rampant, and in many cases needless,
destruction of their habitat.
Hundreds of Australia's fauna are tree-
hollow dependent. Most parrots and
numerous other birds, such as owls,
depend entirely on these habitat trees for
A displaced possum takes refuge in a convenient car port.
Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo, one of man y
bird species that depend on tree hollows for
nesting.
Hollows such as this develop in old-g rowth trees
and do not generally occur until the tree is well
over 100 years old.