Tidbinbilla is considered a leader in reproductive biology through its work on the Southern Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby program as well as research on other macropod species such as potoroos and wallabies. State of the art facilities, including a fully equipped veterinary surgery and Animal Breeding Centre, support the success of the program.
Tidbinbilla is also the primary breeding facility for the Northern Corroborree Frog, whose sub-alpine habitat is under duress due to impacts of changing climate and natural events such as fires.
Birrigai at Tidbinbilla offers a range of opportunities for research into the natural and constructed environment. Current research projects include:
- ANU School of Engineering – research into sustainable energy system models for use by students in Birrigai’s Sustainability Program
- Gold Creek School and CSIRO – research into the post-fire regrowth of grass trees in the Tidbinbilla Valley
Opportunities for further research are welcome. Please contact Tidbinbilla.
Tidbinbilla - part of the Australian Alps
The Australian Alps straddle the borders of New South Wales, Victoria and the ACT. Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve and Namadgi National Park form the northern part of the Australian Alps. The many national parks and nature reserves within the Alps each have unique alpine and/or sub-alpine environments. These parks and reserves form a conservation zone of international significance known as the Australian Alps National Parks. The Australian Alps are National Heritage listed, recognising that its natural and cultural values are of outstanding national significance.