Wild Dog and Wildlife Research in the Coffs area
22 April 2016
North Coast Local Land Services is holding a Community Information Meeting in Bucca on 28 April to update the community on wild dog research which is designed to guide management in the Coffs Harbour area, particularly those residents between the western areas of Coffs Harbour and Bucca to Sandy Beach.
The project is being managed by North Coast Local Land Services in partnership with NSW Department of Primary Industries, Forestry Corporation of NSW, National Parks and Wildlife Service and Coffs Harbour City Council. North Coast Local Land Services is also working with local landholders and the Gumbaynggir Green Teams who undertake field components of the project.
The project adopts a range of techniques including the use of remote cameras to record wildlife, tracking movement of wild animals with satellite collars, dietary analysis of scats and DNA testing to ascertain the degree of hybridisation (crossbreeding) of dogs and Dingoes.
Mark said, “The meeting will update the community on the latest developments in the project, including the inclusion of Feral Cats and Red Foxes in movement tracking.
“The detailed analysis of movement data by DPI Scientists has yet to occur but we will present maps showing the extent of movement of pest animals.”
The Community Information meeting will be held at the Lower Bucca Community Preschool Building, 870-872 Bucca Road, Bucca on Thursday 28 April commencing at 6.00 pm.
To register your attendance, please contact Mark Robinson on 6659 9405 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Media contact: Mark Robinson, Land Services Officer Phone 6659 9405
Photo caption: A Wild Dog photographed on the Camera Traps