Inner West Long-nosed Bandicoot population survey

Thank-you for your interest in our survey on the endangered Inner West Long-nosed Bandicoot population.  This quick 5 minute survey is being undertaken the School of Life and Environmental Sciences at the University of Sydney as part of a broader project on the endangered population of Long-nosed Bandicoots in the Inner West. The project involves Transport for NSW (http://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/lightrail-program/inner-west-light-rail-bandicoot-study), the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, Marrickville Council, Leichhardt Council and Ashfield Council.

What does a Long-nosed Bandicoot look like?
Long-nosed Bandicoots are a rabbit-sized, ground-dwelling marsupial that look a little like a rat when young. They are nocturnal and rest during the day in dense groundcover plantings or sometimes under buildings. They eat underground insects and fungi, leave conical holes in grassy areas where they have been searching for food.

To see pictures of Long-nosed Bandicoots and their foraging holes go to our Facebook Page "Inner West Bandicoots" (https://www.facebook.com/innerwestbandicoots/) or for information on the endangered Inner West population see the Office of Environment and Heritage's profile: http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au 

A small number of Long-nosed Bandicoots have been recorded within the Inner West over the past decade. The aim of this survey is to record the observations of local residents and provide us with more information on the whereabouts of the Long-nosed Bandicoots to help conserve this unique and isolated urban wildlife population. 

We are keen to find out what you have seen in your local area, regardless of how insignificant you may think it is.   

Submitting your completed questionnaire is an indication of your consent to participate in the study. You can withdraw your responses any time before you have submitted the questionnaire. Once you have submitted it, you can ask to have your response withdrawn if we can identify which questionnaire is yours.

Please include your contact details at the end of the survey if you would like to receive feedback on the results of the survey in early 2016.

If you have any further questions about this study, please contact Dr Catherine Price at Catherine.price@sydney.edu.au or visit the Transport for NSW webpage about the study: http://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/lightrail-program/inner-west-light-rail-bandicoot-study.

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