The numbat (Myrmecobius fasciatus) is a small marsupial found in isolated pockets in the south-west of Western Australia. With an estimated wild population of less than 1000, the species faces the threat of extinction.
World Numbat Day is a day to celebrate Western Australia’s unique mammal emblem, and to encourage action to conserve the species.
You can help numbats by: encouraging responsible pet ownership, spreading the word about the marsupial’s plight and never removing hollow logs from the bush.
The Numbat is under threat from habitat loss and introduced predators such as foxes and feral cats. With an estimated population of less than 1000 individuals, we need your help to protect the future of this unique marsupial.
Project Numbat Inc: promoting and assisting Numbat Recovery Program objectives including:
– habitat management
– population monitoring
– feral predator control
– education and awareness programs
– fundraising for numbat conservation.
Project Numbat Inc values its partnerships with the Numbat Recovery Team, Perth Zoo, Department of Environment and Conservation and Australian Wildlife Conservancy.