Rock wallabies return to remote WA park

A threatened species of rock wallaby has been released in a remote part of Western Australia under a program to re-establish the marsupial in the region.

A group of 25 black-flanked rock wallabies were flown from Cape Range National Park in Exmouth to Kalbarri National Park in WA's north to help increase genetic diversity among the mob.

Thought for decades to be extinct in Kalbarri due to feral wildlife, the tagged wallabies are the last to be moved in a project to re-introduce the native animals to the area.

The government-run scheme began in 2015 after a pair of wild wallabies and their joey were spotted in the park.

And in 2016, a partnership between the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions and the World Wildlife Fund transported 23 rock wallabies from the Wheatbelt region to Kalbarri, followed by another 24 in 2017.

No more of the little marsupials will be released but they will be monitored using a combination of radio collars, trapping and remote sensor cameras.

"The future is looking bright for these rock wallabies," WWF Australia species conservation manager Merril Halley said.