Wirambi Landcare aims to contribute to the current understand of Western Australian bats. These small often shy creatures are poorly understood, we hope to contribute to the current knowledge by monitoring bat populations, as well as identifying major roosting sites and feeding areas. We will also hope to identify bat migrations routes and species survivorship during their journey.
Our study area encompasses the South-West corner of Western Australia, ranging from Geraldton in the north, to Albany in the south and the goldfields in the east. This large study area has a wide diversity of habitats and ecosystems, as so far ten different species of bat have been identified.
Working with DBCA, various local councils, landcare groups and community groups. Wirambi is collecting data which will better inform key stakeholders to ensure their future survival and increase the species protection.
An education program is being developed to promote and educate members of the general public of their ecological importance.