Our achievements…

  • Understanding Coastal Environs Amidst Change

Sea Spurge, a noxious and highly invasive coastal weed, was the catalyst for this project to raise community awareness, knowledge and understanding of issues affecting local areas. The project assisted the coastal communities to develop local solutions to tackle the Sea Spurge problem. Outcomes were site plans developed by AK Consultants for the coastal areas.

«» «» «» «» «» «» «» «» «» «» «» «» «» «» «» «» «» «» «» «» «»

  • Gambusia: “Devil of a Fish” – help stop the spread of this pest

What are Gambusia? (4.5MB)
Key Messages
Gambusia can increase from a few fish to millions in a single season. This extra competition devastates our native fish and frog populations. Do not move Gambusia “ check boating and fishing equipment to avoid infecting other areas. Fines apply to people found moving or possessing Gambusia.  Report sightings of Gambusia to the Inland Fisheries Service on 1300 INFISH or infish@ifs.tas.gov.au

«» «» «» «» «» «» «» «» «» «» «» «» «» «» «» «» «» «» «» «» «»

  • Feral Cat Management in the Weymouth & Bellingham Areas – Phase 2

Project Outcomes?
1.
Trapping in the Weymouth & Bellingham areas organised between 6th June to 23rd July 2011
2. Twenty-one cats were caught not including one domestic cat which we returned home
3. Of the twenty-one feral cats caught—76% male & 24% female (88% adults with 12% being juveniles)
4. All in very good health with average weight 4.45kg (this is above average domestic cat of 3kg)
5. Toxoplasmosis was found in all feral cats trapped

What improved?

Increase in bird numbers & nesting opportunities

Help protect our Tasmanian wildlife and look after your family domestic cat by:
NEVER dump unwanted cats or kittens as they are likely to become feral and rely more on wildlife as a food source—contact the RSPCA if you find any unwanted cats or kittens
KEEP your cat from roaming both during the day and especially at night—indoor cats or housed in a specially designed ‘cat yard’ will not prey on wildlife
DESEX and microchip your cat – remember a desexed cat makes a happy pet & lives longer for you to love longer!

Read the Feral Cat Brochure given to the community prior to the commencement of this project.

«» «» «» «» «» «» «» «» «» «» «» «» «» «» «» «» «» «» «» «» «»