Restoring landscapes across the Mount Alexander Region

Australian Mammal of The Year: Vote for your favorite mammal in 2023!

Posted on 1 August, 2023 by Jess

Cosmos Magazine is hosting the annual Australian Mammal of the Year competition – where you can vote for your favorite mammal to become Australia’s mammal of the year 2023!

In the Mount Alexander area, our woodlands, forests, and even our farmlands are teaming with a number of special creatures. Cute short-beaked echidnas forage for ants, the small but mighty, Yellow-footed Antechinus forage for insects and birds. Eastern Grey Kangaroos and Swamp Wallabies hop about with joeys at foot. Above ground, Krefft’s Glider (formerly Sugar Gliders) glide between the trees.

To read an excellent short article on some of the mammals that occur in woodlands across Australia, written by none other than friend and supporter of Connecting Country, Prof. Andrew Bennett, click here.

A Brush-tailed Phascogale. Photo by Geoff Park


Here at Connecting Country, our flagship species for conservation is the Brush-tailed Phascogale. This cute little brushy-tailed carnivore is a threatened species. It has undergone a substantial range contraction and decline in numbers in recent years. Nonetheless, our forests are a ‘stronghold’ for this threatened species, and are important for its future conservation. We’re so proud of the hard work that our community has done to support and monitor this species through time, and we’re proud that our region supports this threatened species.

To vote for the Brush-tailed Phascogale (or, your favourite woodland mammals species) to be the Australian Mammal of the Year: click here!  You can vote as often as you like.

To read more about our current Phascogale project: click here

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