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Bogong moths and Pygmy Possums

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Marissa Parrott, biologist talks about her research into the decreasing numbers of Bogong moths and Pygmy Possums in the alpine region of NSW/Victoria.

Marissa Parrott completed her PhD at the University of Melbourne, and landed her dream job with Zoos Victoria. She now dedicates every day to the conservation of wildlife and, despite increasing challenges, she still holds out hope for the future. Marissa has published many papers and is internationally acclaimed for her conservation work on endangered species.

In 2007, Marissa started working at Zoos Victoria on the breeding program for the critically endangered Mountain Pygmy Possum. She joined Zoos Victoria’s department of Wildlife Conservation and Science as their Reproductive Biologist in 2009. Marissa now works across Healesville Sanctuary, Werribee Open Range Zoo and Melbourne Zoo to improve sustainable zoo populations, reproductive research, and captive breeding and reintroduction success, particularly in threatened species.

Wiradjuri/Kamilaroi artist Jonathon Jones and Ngambri Elder Dr Matilda House discuss the significance of Bogong moth migration for aboriginal people. https://www.portrait.gov.au/calendar/bogong-cluster/2171



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