After the hugely successful 2017 trial translocation it was time for the first large-scale translocation in Spring 2018.

It began with the capture team overcoming significant challenges posed by less-than-accommodating weather to capture hare-wallabies on Bernier and Dorre islands and translocating them to Dirk Hartog Island.

Hare-wallaby delivery

Banded and rufous hare-wallabies from Bernier and Dorre islands delivered to Dirk Hartog Island.

A total of 140 hare-wallabies – 50 rufous and 90 banded – were successfully translocated through September-October. Twenty-three of the females had small pouch young, some of which have since left the pouch and begun moving towards independence.

Read more in the Summer 2019 edition of  Wirruwana News .