Eastern Barred Bandicoot
This project supports actions to prevent further population decline of the endangered Eastern Barred Bandicoot
The Eastern Barred Bandicoot (Perameles gunnii) is a small (rabbit sized) marsupial with a long pointed nose. Colour varies from yellowish-brown above to grey underneath and a light colour on upper side of tail. The most distinguishing feature is the three or four pale bars on the hindquarters.
Project: Recovery of the Eastern Barred Bandicoot
Funded by: National Landcare Program
Learn about how the Eastern Barred Bandicoot is being protected with our series of educational videos.
Introduction video: Learn about the project and who’s involved…
Find out how the bandicoot got its name and the incredibly short gestation period this little animal has
(spoiler alert: it’s less than 2 weeks!)
Extinction and recovery
Learn how car bodies in a tip saved this Australian marsupial and how a project started in 1990 continues today with great success.
Find out more
You can watch all the videos on the bandicoot on our YouTube channel or learn more about the Victoria-wide conservation of the Eastern Barred Bandicoot by visiting the SWIFFT page
Project delivery partners:
This project is supported by Glenelg Hopkins CMA, through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.
Other delivery partners:
Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning