The Flashjack wallaby exhibits all the traits of a species well suited to conservation programs; it breeds year round and females can have up to 3 joeys annually, it is easy to trap and handle, we have good knowledge of its behaviour and biology and all the aspects of management are quite feasible. Despite this the species is far from secure - in fact it is declining in number and genetic health.
The reasons underlying this are not simple, but the problems are completely solvable. The conservation of this animal depends almost wholly upon the decisions made by the people responsible for its survival. The Trust aims to redress the major problems associated with funding, resources and politics. Conservation, much as any other activity, requires funds. As the current precarious position of the species and its habitat is due to human influence, it is human influence, with the assistance of the dollar that can alter this for the better.