The Unknown Glider

Friday, November 20, 2015 - 16:00 to 17:00

You are invited to the launch of the first ever Charles Darwin University Pozible crowdfunding campaign.

ONLINE LAUNCH
The webpage is now live. Click here (www.pozible.com/unknownglider) to visit the site and support the campaign.

CDU LAUNCH
Friday 20 November, 4-5.00PM.
CDU Art Gallery Building Orange 12, Casuarina campus, Brinkin NT 

THE STORY OF THE PROJECT
Cute, furry and charismatic. What’s not to love about the unknown gliding possum of the Top End?

The vast tropical savannas of northern Australia contain a large variety of animals and plants, some of which are still undiscovered or unknown to modern science.

The northern 'lambalk' glider (currently thought to be a sugar glider; Petaurus breviceps ariel) is the only glider known from northern Australia and is a species we know remarkably little about, despite its broad distribution. Earlier this year the ABC reported our discovery that this small marsupial glider is likely to be a species new to science, rather than just a northern population of the already well-known sugar glider. Detailed work to determine their taxonomic and conservation status is now urgently required.

Click here to visit the Pozible page and find out more

Venue:
Charles Darwin University
Ellengowan Drive
Building Red 6.1.10
Casuarina NT 0810
Australia