Erin Bok is exploring the genetics of white gum to understand what may be best for the beleaguered 40-spots. She works at UTas under Dr Sally Bryant. Read on for the full story from the ABC.
Click the link below to read a terrific story posted in the Sydney Morning Herald.
Great work by the tenacious researcher Fernanda Alves of the Difficult Bird Research Group at the Fenner School in Canberra.
Exciting progress is continuing with reducing the impacts of cats in Bruny Island. This latest update includes these highlights:
- 40 cats (23 feral and 17 stray) removed from the project area.
- Feral cat control activities underway in the seabird colonies of north Bruny Island.
- Camera monitoring to estimate cat densities across north Bruny.
- Bruny Cat By-Law compliance rates above 70% for registered cat owners on Bruny Island.
- Opening of the Bruny Island Cat Management Facility in Alonnah, funded jointly through Ten Lives Cat Centre and Kingborough Council.
- 14 stray cats taken to the Alonnah Cat Facility. Most were rehomed through the Ten Lives Cat Centre, one domestic cat was returned to its owner.
- Camera monitoring by members of the Bruny Island Environment Network on private properties at Apollo Bay, Dennes Point and Barnes Bay.
- 11 community members assisting with cat trapping on their properties.
- A non-lethal trial of thermal shooting undertaken in the shearwater colonies.
- GPS tracking of feral cats to better understand their movement patterns and impacts on eastern quolls