Earthwatch wins Telstra Environment Award
Earthwatch project Australia’s Forest Marsupials has been awarded the Victorian winner for Telstra’s September Environment Awards.
Earthwatch volunteers have been helping Professor David Lindenmayer on Earthwatch’s Australia’s Forest Marsupials project, based in the Central Highlands of Victoria, for six years.
The animals that inhabit this area are disappearing due to commercial logging. Without these small mammals, the forest will lose crucial pest controllers, seed dispersal and pollinators.
Earthwatch volunteers play a pivotal role in helping Prof Lindenmayer collect the much needed data to save these endangered species and their magnificent, temperate home.
The Telstra Environment Awards are designed to recognise and reward those initiatives and people who are out there protecting our precious environment to ensure a sustainable future.
Volunteering with Earthwatch is a unique opportunity to help protect the planet, get involved in a team conservation project and learn more about the world around you.
To join Earthwatch and get hands on experience tackling issues that matter to you, visit www.earthwatch.org.au or call 03 9682 6828.
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