SCC: Protection and Management of Mahogany Glider Habitat

Actively manage fire, grazing and weeds in areas of existing Mahogany Glider habitat, to maintain or improve habitat quality for gliders and other species dependent on these forest types.

Why it is important?

Active management of fire, grazing and weeds in Mahogany Glider habitat is critical to maintain the open forest structure and plant species needed for glider survival. Management to reduce rainforest encroachment and sclerophyll thickening within glider habitat is important, as vegetation thickening significantly impacts glider habitat suitability. Grazing also increases the risk of other threats, such as barbed wire entanglements and a reduction in important seasonal food species.

Examples of Local Action

Using existing glider habitat mapping, conduct controlled burns, weed control and grazing management, focusing on recognised Mahogany Glider habitat or corridors.

Local Landscape:

Southern Cassowary Coast

Regional Theme:



Tully, Murray