Promising news of the brush-tailed mulgara

Surveying mulgara at Uluru Kata-Tjuta National Park

At Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park we’re on the lookout for one of the park’s most threatened marsupials – the brush-tailed mulgara.

We are currently undertaking our third annual survey of the mulgara, using 500 Elliot traps (small steel box traps) to assist us in checking on the health of the animals and whether they are breeding.

Second annual survey | Park rangers carefully monitor the mulgara

Every March we do another survey for signs such as mulgara scats, burrows and digging to monitor their number and distribution across the park.

We’ve found that while the population hasn’t grown, it hasn’t decreased either. This means mulgara are maintaining their numbers. We’re working hard to decrease threats to the species – including feral animals, as well as bushfire.

Kerrie Bennison, Uluru