Due to the restrictions of their habitat requirements, mountain pygmy possums have suffered from the development of the ski industry in the Australian Alps (2). Although individuals may build nests around the foundations of lodges, development and the building of roads obstruct the dispersal of males. Habitat is also destroyed from the management of pistes and by general tourist development. A further threat to the mountain pygmy possum comes from habitat loss caused by increased temperatures and decreasing snow cover as a result of global warming (4).
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