The Friends of the Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby are people who help the National Parks and Wildlife Service protect this rare species in the Shoalhaven area of NSW.
Here you can find out what we do and how you can us help save the rock-wallabies. Just browse around and enjoy learning about these shy and beautiful animals.
Our aim is to increase the numbers of rock-wallabies by reducing threats to its survival and to create a better environment for the species to breed.
The National Parks and Wildlife Service, in cooperation with Kangaroo Valley, Bugong and Illaroo landholders, conducts an integrated fox control program to protect the Brush-tailed Rock Wallaby (BTRW) from local extinction.
Learn more about the program and view the baiting location maps
Five BTRW released into local colony
In April 2012 the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service released five Brush-tailed Rock-wallabies into one of our local colonies. These animals came from Waterfall Springs Santuary and were part of the NSW Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby breeding program. The Friends assisted with the release effort and one of our members was able to attend the event. The wallabies are being radio-tracked regularly to monitor how they settle into the colony which has been struggling due to its small size (less than 10 animals).
Free 1080 training for local residents
Following the success of our local Pest Animal Information Morning held at Kangaroo Valley Hall on 2nd April 2011, we have been contacted by a number of landholders interested in controlling foxes on their properties. As a result and with the assistance of the Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife, the Friends are currently offering to pay for local landholders (Kangaroo Valley, Budgong and Illaroo general areas) to undertake a half day 1080 training course and to pay for their baits. This is a great opportunity for landholders to participate in a coordinated fox control program, and it is free for anyone willing to get involved. Please contact us for more information.