Back from the brink

Back from the brink

Investigate how introduced species have impacted on food webs and interaction within the forest.New Western Shield logo 100

Suitable for years 7 and 9.


Students investigate the impact of introduced species on our native wildlife. Through practicing techniques used by Parks and Wildlife’s Western Shield fauna recovery program, students learn about protecting and monitoring our wildlife.


  • Understand how introduced and native species compete for resources.
  • Understand that competition with introduced species has a negative impact on native species.
  • Understand the subsequent effects on the food web.
  • What you can do to help our wildlife

Additional information

  • Venue

    Dwellingup Forest Heritage Centre, Henderson Environmental Centre, Perth Hills Discovery Centre, Wellington Discovery Forest, Wharncliffe Mill (Margaret River)
  • Year/Type

    Year 7 to 10
  • Learning area

  • Cross curriculum priorities