Thursday, March 19, 2009

Introduced animals on Victorian islands: improving Australia's ability to protect its island habitats from feral animals

source: Arthur Rylah Institute
"The Australian Government has sought data on introduced fauna that are found on offshore islands. All Australian states and territories have contributed this data which will be used to implement a number of Threat Abatement Plans under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999. Victorian islands were identified from a variety of hard copy and electronic map sources. Records of fauna on islands were initially extracted from the Victorian Fauna Database. A literature search was conducted and further information was also sought from people with knowledge about specific islands. An electronic mapping tool was used to determine the size of islands where this information was required."