The Black-flanked Rock-wallaby (also known as ‘warru’ in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yunkuytjatjara lands of northern South Australia) was formerly widespread and common throughout the ranges of northern South Australia, Northern Territory and Western Australia. By 1961 there had been a significant decline in numbers. Black-flanked Wallabies are threatened by changes to the way that fire is managed and introduced cats and foxes.

Zoos SA has joined forces with a range of partners to reintroduce Black-flanked Rock-wallabies into a feral proof fenced area to ensure the long term survival of the species.

Zoos SA is represented on the Black-flanked Rock-wallaby Recovery Team. Our project partners include the South Australian Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources and Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yunkuytjatjara Land Management.

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Warru Recovery Team Progress Report 2013 – 2015

This document outlines the activities of the Warru Recovery Team over a three year period from January 2013 to December 2015.

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Warru Recovery Team Progress Report 2016 – 2018

This document outlines the activities of the Warru Recovery Team performed over a two year period from January 2016 to December 2018.

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Black-flanked Rock-wallaby (warru)

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Zoos SA is a not-for-profit conservation charity that exists to connect people with nature and save species from extinction. Zoos SA acknowledges the Country on which we stand always was, and always will be, Aboriginal land and we pay our deepest respect and gratitude to Kaurna (Adelaide Zoo) and Ngarrindjeri (Monarto Safari Park) Elders, past, present and emerging. We undertake critical conservation work throughout Australia and acknowledge the traditional custodians of these lands.

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