Five Commissioned Sub-Projects

The Five Commissioned Sub-Projects

The five commissioned sub-projects include initiatives in the following categories.

Pig and Deer Eradication: Strategic and Intensive feral pig and deer eradication to protect native species in critical habitat areas of the Otways.

Fox and Cat Management: Fox and feral cat research and control in planned-burn landscapes to protect threatened species in the Otways.

Phytophthora Management: To prevent the introduction of Phytophtora cinnamomi into critical habitat areas and reduce the impact of infection at priority sites.

Small Mammal Conservation: To identify factors that underpin critical refuge habitat for small mammals in the Otways. Establish management guidelines to support small mammal recovery.

Rewilding Threatened Species in the Otway Ranges: Design and create a rewilding program for a threatened small mammal species in the Otways. Develop a roadmap and costed implementation framework for rewilding.

Tenders for this component of the program have now closed.

For more information, contact:

Anthony Byrne – Project Officer Ph: 0407 885 143 Email:

This project received funding from the Australian Government