Invasive Species

Losing Australia’s diggers is hurting our ecosystems

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

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Despite once being described as common, mammals have been lost across the Australian landscape over the last 200 years. The impact has been particularly severe on Australia’s digging mammals, including iconic species like echidnas, bilbies and bandicoots. New research shows that the decline is not just bad for mammals, but for Australia’s ecosystems too.