Fenner in the News - Greater glider listed as endangered, as climate change and logging threatens species

6 July 2022

Conservationists have renewed calls for an end to native forest logging as Australia's largest gliding mammal, the greater glider, has been listed as endangered.

The federal government has moved the species from a vulnerable to endangered listing at a national level.

More than 30 per cent of the southern and central greater gliders' habitat was lost during the Black Summer bushfires and the species has remained vulnerable to logging and a warming climate.

ANU researcher David Lindenmayer, who has extensively studied the greater glider, said stronger action was needed to ensure the animal's survival.

"We already lead the world in mammal extinctions and we lost three species in the last decade," Professor Lindenmayer said.

"It's unacceptable, with the knowledge that we have, for these kinds of barbaric outcomes to continue to happen."


Read the full article at the ABC News website.