The Peron Captive Breeding Centre was established in 1996 to provide animals for reintroduction to Peron Peninsula. The centre bred more than 300 animals from five species – the western barred bandicoot, bilby, rufous hare-wallaby (mala), banded hare-wallaby and malleefowl.

The centre also improved understanding about reproduction, behaviour, diet and physiology of some arid environment species and has contributed to conservation of the hare-wallabies and other threatened species.

The Peron Captive Breeding Centre ceased operations in October 2013 after completing its translocation targets. At that stage it was too early to begin translocation preparations for the Dirk Hartog Island Return to 1616 project.

Find out about the status of Project Eden’s translocations below.

Banded hare-wallabies at the Peron Captive Breeding Centre
Banded hare-wallabies at the Peron Captive Breeding Centre