We have ‘adopted’ the Mountain Pygmy–possum as the symbol for the first Victorian backcountry festival.
Like our snowfields, this small, mouse-sized nocturnal marsupial is unique. And just as our alpine areas are threatened by climate change, the possum is now listed as being Critically Endangered because of a range of threats to the species survival.
As part of the festival, we will be raising funds for efforts to protect the possum.
For details on the festival program (being held at Falls Creek over the weekend of September 1 and 2) please check here.