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Wallaby issues give MWT conflicted interests

Species popular despite impact on roosting hen harriers

The Chief Executive of the Manx Wildlife Trust says the Island's feral wallaby population does give them some conflicted interests.

Tim Graham was speaking during this week's Perspective on Manx Radio, exploring wildlife issues on the Island and non-native species.

Head of Manx Birdlife, Neil Morris, outlined his belief that the wallabies had been either partly or substantially involved in the loss of roosting hen harriers in the Curraghs.

Whilst broadly agreeing with this view, Mr Graham says they can't get away from the fact that whilst they are clearly not a native species, the wallabies have become a very popular part of the Island's fauna:

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