Australian species brought back from extinction in NSW after 200 years

July 11th, 2022

Brisbane Times, Other, 10/07/2022, Laura Chung
It’s been almost two centuries since the small Mitchell’s hopping mouse jumped across NSW, but scientists are hoping 150 of the creatures might be enough to restore its population. Behind a high electrified fence in Mallee Cliffs National Park, in the state’s south-west, are 9500 hectares of land that are cat- and fox-free, where the mice will be given a chance to thrive. […] In the past 60 years, the invasive species have cost the Australian economy at least $390 billion, a report by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation found.

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