Research

The Hidden Vale Wildlife Project conducts research into a number of areas stemming from the overarching Project goal which is:

"To develop innovative and globally significant solutions for wildlife management and conservation, using the Hidden Vale Wildlife Centre and surrounding ecosystems as a model."

 

Research is broadly grouped into two streams:

1) Captive research streams - using the Hidden Vale Wildlife Centre

Next-generation husbandry and captive management

Technological advances in conservation

Wildlife pre-release strategies

2) Ecology / ecosystem research streams - using the Hidden Vale Property and other Turner Family Foundation properties

Pest and threat management

Habitat condition and restoration

Sustainable land uses (e.g. agriculture and ecotourism)

Ecosystem and trophic dynamics