BB the bettong helps Land 4 Wildlife mark 20 years

YOU won't see many critters like BB the bettong in Logan or around the Scenic Rim.

This adoreable relative of the kangaroo was common to the region 50 years ago but now just a few are spotted on outer rural properties.

RARE: Endangered BB the Bettong and her carer Martin Fingland. Photo: Lisa Simmons

RARE: Endangered BB the Bettong and her carer Martin Fingland. Photo: Lisa Simmons

Predators like foxes and feral cats have taken their toll,” said BB’s wrangler Martin Fingland from Gecko Environment Council.

He said if there was a future for those like BB it would be thanks to Land 4 Wildlife’s army of property owners who preserved their land as natural habitats and wildlife corridors.

Mr Fingland and BB joined celebrations marking 20 years of Land 4 Wildlife at Woodstock, a Tamborine property run by Youth Enterprise Trust and Edmund Rice Education Australia. Guests included Wright MP Scott Buchholz, Scenic Rim mayor Greg Christensen, Logan parks, animals and environment chair Jennie Breene and Cr Laurie Koranski.

Land 4 Wildlife 20-year members received commendations. They included Kathy Faldt from North Maclean and Cornelia Meesters from the Scenic Rim.