Rockingham Feral Animal Surveys

Client: City of Rockingham

Ecoscape was engaged by the City of Rockingham to undertake surveys to determine feral animal presence and abundance at two sites within the City of Rockingham: Lark Hill and the Rockingham Coastal Reserve.


Rockingham Feral Cat Animal Survey

 

Ecoscape was engaged by the City of Rockingham to undertake feral animal surveys to determine feral animal presence and abundance at two sites within the City of Rockingham: Lark Hill and the Rockingham Coastal Reserve. A baseline survey was considered important for the City to determine the effectiveness of management measures either previously taken or planned for the future.

Ecoscape undertook (1) daytime surveys searching for evidence of Rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus); European Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes) and Feral Cat (Felis catus) including tracks, scats, prey remains and diggings, and (2) night spotlighting surveys using Line Transect methods to provide estimates of density for the target species. Line Transect data were analysed using DISTANCE 6.0 to estimate density (with confidence intervals) for each of the target feral species, and also for Western Grey Kangaroo (Macropus fuliginosus) on the Lark Hill site.

Expertise
Fauna Surveys | Ferals, Weeds & Overabundant Species Management | Mining & Resource Development


 

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