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Research into Mynor problem with deer

AS part of the Wollongong Indian Myna Action Program (WIMAP) Wollongong City Council is working with the University of Western Sydney’s Native and Pest Animal Unit on a study of the pest birds within the Wollongong Local Government Area.

The research project will utilise sighting data submitted by WIMAP workshop participants to determine current and predicted populations, including distribution and abundance, to assist with management of Indian Mynas within the region.

In another project to manage a pest species, Council is working on a deer research program within the area.

The research will determine current deer populations within the Wollongong area, providing an increased understanding of deer populations, such as distribution and abundance within the region.

The research will give a better understanding of deer within the Wollongong area and assist in determining future management options and strategies for this species, says council.

If you are interested in becoming involved in the Indian Myna Birds project email pap@wollongong.nsw.gov.au or for information on both these projects call Council on 42 27 7111.

About Mick Roberts

A newspaper journalist, writer and local historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in the Sydney and Illawarra regions of NSW for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides authoring a number of history books, Mick has owned and operated several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), Sydney based, City News, and is now with Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW.

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