The following lessons learned from the bandicoot prototyping effort are transferable to other endangered species programs (Clark et al.
For the most part, teams functions effectively in the bandicoot program as they concentrated reliable information, facilitated communication and collaboration, provided support among members, and increased performance and innovation.
The recent success in the eastern barred bandicoot program in Australia demonstrates the benefits of bringing together a small group of committed people, developing a core of trust and openness, attempting to initiate small, well-deliberated changes in a program, and embracing the flexibility to adapt to feedback.
We want to thank all of the people from the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources of Victoria (and its precursors), Friends of the Eastern Barred Bandicoot, Friends of Gellibrand Hill Park, Hamilton Institute of Rural Learning, National Trust of Australia (Victoria), Chicago Zoological Society, Northern Rockies Conservation Cooperative, Yale University, and others committed to bandicoot recovery for their help over the past several years.
Recovery management of the eastern barred bandicoot in Victoria: Hamilton conservation strategy.
Recovery plan for the eastern barred bandicoot Perameles gunnii.
The Australian eastern barred bandicoot recovery program: Evaluation and reorganization.
Reintroduction for recovery of the eastern barred bandicoot Perameles gunii in Victoria, Australia.
Prototyping in endangered species recovery programs: The eastern barred bandicoot experience.
Conservation of the eastern barred bandicoot Perameles gunnii on private land in Victoria.