About the BNW
The Bridled Nailtail Wallaby Trust has been established specifically for the conservation of the namesake species and its habitat. Both the animal and the Brigalow habitat in which it is now found are classified as Endangered; this classification signifies that without strong protection and successful management their future existence is extremely doubtful. Brigalow is a type of acacia, or wattle tree, and it dominates the highly diverse Brigalow woodlands of Queensland.
The Trust will act as a vessel for funds, with allocation based on the recommendations to the Board from the science and management panels, and will work in cooperation with the organisations and agencies currently involved in the conservation efforts. The Trust puts the conservation of the species, based on current scientific and management knowledge, as the primary goal.
Trust member Mark Woods
The Trust is apolitical. This means that as long as the science and ethics surrounding conservation biology are not compromised then resources, both human and financial, will be sourced without bias from any organisation that can contribute effectively. While common globally, this philosophy is not common within Australia. As the conservation of any species or ecosystem demands enormous, ongoing resources, the Bridled Nailtail Wallaby Trust aims to garner these resources and subsequently to progress applied conservation biology within Australia.