The Gilbert’s Potoroo is Australia’s most endangered marsupial and it’s not climate change but rather syphilis that may result in its extinction. At least that’s what an ABC Online article suggests, but when you read a bit further there is reason for optimism because there is a syphilis-free population on Bald Island.
Read more here: http://www.abc.net.au/science/news/stories/2007/2089599.htm
Thanks to both Libby and Woody for the link.
And here’s a link to the Gilbert’s Potoroo’s Action Group website: http://www.potoroo.org/