Sugar gliders will help us protect our disappearing wildlife corridors
We have two Sugar Glider Projects
This project will discover protect and enhance the wildlife corridors on the Eastern side of the Plenty River known as the Vegetation Protection Overlay 1.
300 strategically nesting boxes to be placed on public and private land. The boxes are being made through a partnership with the local Men’s shed.
The Banyule Sugar Glider Project BSGP was one of the 237 projects across the state to win a Pick My Project Community Grant in 2019.
The Monty Sugar Glider Project arose out of a Montmorency residents desire to have small native birds and frogs in her garden. Six years later no birds, some frogs and more importantly an understanding that just as people require pathways to access our needs such as food and shelter, so do our wildlife.
This has led to the formation of the Monty Biodiversity Group and a commitment to protect the rapidly diminishing wildlife corridors in our suburb. We are working with our sugar gliders choice of strategically placed nesting boxes on public and private land to locate the corridors.
Why are Sugar gliders important?
Richard from Abzeco steps away from installing sugar gliders boxes to explain to us why sugar gliders are important to our landscape
We're currently looking for residents in the following suburbs to have a nesting box installed in their garden
- St Helena
- Parts of Greensborough and North Eltham
- Briar Hill
- Lower Plenty
This map shows the Vegetation Protection Overlay 1 (VPO1). Under the VPO1 the focus is on protecting native species only.
Triggers for permit requirement for the VPO1 is trees over 5 metre high and 50cm trunk circumference one meter above ground level.
Have a look at the VPO1 page for a detailed map outlining the VPO1 and watch a video of Richard from Abzeco, tell us about remnant vegetation.