A leading small mammal extinction researcher is warning plans for more developments near Darwin could hasten major declines in the population of threatened species, such as the black-footed tree-rat. A Charles Darwin University (CDU) Research Institute for Environment director said the fringes of Darwin contain some of Northern Australia's most biodiverse habitat for mammals. "Black-footed tree-rats are the big one, they're a really cool native rodent that is not far off the size of the possums you get in Darwin," he said. What do you think LiveTribers? Why has the threatened black-footed tree rate found refuge in Darwin?
Posted by on 30 Oct 2023