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Macropod Population Control on Maria Island National Park - A Review


Ingram, J and McCallum, H, Macropod Population Control on Maria Island National Park - A Review, Parks and Wildlife Service, Tasmania, Hobart, Australia (2011) [Consultants Report]

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Project aim: Review the methods employed to control macropod populations on Maria Island National Park (NP) including Forester kangaroo (Macropus giganteus), Bennett’s wallaby (M. rufogriseus rufogriseus) and Tasmanian pademelon (Thylogale billardierii).

Project achievements: This review was undertaken by Janeane Ingram, Forest Contracting Services (TAS) Pty Ltd and Professor Hamish McCallum, Griffith University for the Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS), with the principle outcomes during the project being:

1. the formation of an integrated approach to the collection of relevant data for macropod management, based on the Maria Island NP Monitoring Strategy (2010);

2. a comprehensive review of macropod population control options currently being used or considered in Australia, with recommendations to guide future management actions; and,

3. a new focus and commitment to implement operating procedures based on the 2010 Macropod Control Program and the Macropod Control Management Principles (Draft).

Item Details

Item Type:Consultants Report
Keywords:integrated monitoring strategy distance sampling spotlight surveys macropod management
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Ecology
Research Field:Terrestrial ecology
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Other environmental management
Objective Field:Other environmental management not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Ingram, J (Ms Janeane Ingram)
ID Code:118579
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Geography and Spatial Science
Deposited On:2017-07-13
Last Modified:2017-10-13
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