Call for residents to help with a western ringtail possum tally

The western ringtail possum tally is on again for the third year with residents being asked to record the number of critically endangered animals they see.

Starting on Saturday, April 14 until Sunday, May 13 people can register to help count the number of western ringtail possums they see in their backyard, at the park or anywhere.

The tally will help build a reliable set of observational data to improve knowledge about where critically endangered western ringtail possums are found and in what numbers.

The Geographe catchment, including urban areas of Busselton and Dunsborough contain vital habitat for the critically endangered western ringtail possum.

It is believed there are less than 8000 remaining in the wild so this is an opportunity to volunteer and contribute to the conservation of this iconic species.

Department of Biodiversity Conservation and Attractions will assist GeoCatch with the collation of information gained from the tally.

Results from the tally will be included on the DBCA state-wide fauna database.

To register for the tally visit or for more information contact GeoCatch on 9781 0111 or email geocatch@dwer.wa.gov.au.

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