SCC: Mahogany Glider Habitat Connectivity

Protect mature trees, restore vegetation and install glide poles in priority Mahogany Glider corridor locations to allow greater movement of gliders across the landscape.

Why it is important?

The remaining habitat available to support Mahogany Glider populations is fragmented and isolated. Protecting this remnant habitat is vital, and facilitating movement of isolated glider populations between fragments for feeding, breeding and dispersal is also required for long term glider survival. Protecting or restoring vegetation or installing glide poles in priority locations can result in a network of corridors across the landscape, enabling movement of gliders between remnants.

Examples of Local Action

Prioritise and actively conserve existing habitat and mature trees which allow gliders to cross gaps in their habitat (this is often relevant along roadways, rail, power and other utility easements where trees can be removed, leaving gaps which then require pole crossings).
Completion of Baird’s Ck and Woodlands Project corridor revegetation.
Continue working with partners (Mahogany Glider Recovery Team, local government, Main Roads, Ergon, Qld Rail) to erect glide poles in priority corridor locations.

Local Landscape:

Southern Cassowary Coast

Regional Theme:



Tully, Murray