The Leadbeater’s possum, is a small and precious creature that has been this state’s animal emblem for the past 42 years. The trouble is, there are so few Leadbeater’s possums left that their emblematic form may soon be the only way left to see them.
According to a state government-commissioned report obtained by The Age last week, the species has insufficient forest habitat to ensure its long-term survival. This follows the loss in the Black Saturday bushfires of about 45 per cent of the Leadbeater’s’ permanent central highlands reserve
When we then add the relentless logging that continues to plunder there habitat the future appears Grimm