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 firstname.lastname@example.org or for information on both these projects call Council on 42 27 7111.