Mammals of the Avon Region

The aim of this book is to promote awareness of the biology, ecology, threats and management of mammals that have occurred in the Avon region since European settlement. The Avon region is located within the central and eastern wheatbelt of south-western Australia. The Avon region comprises a total area of almost 120 square kilometres. Western Australia has 53 species of ‘declared threatened’ mammals, of which 11 have been found in the Avon region. In addition there are 11 mammal species that are presumed to be extinct and a further 25 mammal species that are considered to be ‘priority fauna’. Priority fauna are species that are poorly known, thought to be rare or under threat of extinction.