Fauna monitoring in eastern metropolitan parks

Drury, Robin
February 2014
Victorian Naturalist;Feb2014, Vol. 131 Issue 1, p28
Academic Journal
The Fauna Survey Group of the Field Naturalists Club of Victoria currently is undertaking a wide ranging fauna survey in three parkland complexes east of Melbourne, in conjunction with Parks Victoria and interested volunteers. The main survey techniques are remote cameras, hair tubes, spotlights, harp traps, artificial habitat (tiles and tin) and sound recorders. Parks Victoria, Melbourne Water and the Knox Environment Society have provided financial support. Boral Industries have provided roof tiles. Fauna monitoring is a necessary part of environmental management and is often not well funded. This project provides an opportunity to gain an understanding of the best methods for monitoring important species; how members of the community can best be involved; and how the program might best be supported in the longer term.


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