Locally extinct bandicoots return to Sturt National Park

After more than a century, locally extinct bandicoots have returned to Sturt National Park. The nationally threatened species – known by local Aboriginal people as ‘talpero’ – once ranged across inland Australia. Now, a founding population of talpero have been reintroduced to the area by the team at Wild Deserts, a collaboration led by UNSW Sydney ecologists and Ecological Horizons with the National Parks and Wildlife Service of the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment and Taronga Conservation Society Australia. Read the full story