Earthwatch Trip - Update from Charles Darwin Reserve

on 12 Oct 2012 

The first stage of this years Earthwatch trip is nearly over. The current participants leave on Monday and then to be replaced by 12 staff from BHP who will be helping with more fauna monitoring activities untill the 23rd of October.

Many great animals have been trapped and safely released back into the scrub. Matt Appelby will provide a full species list at the end of the week for your interest. There are around 16 trap lines over the two project sites at Charles Darwin Reserve.

This earthwatch trip is assisting PhD candidate Tim Doherty from Edith Cowan University undertake valuable reseach on fauna populations before trials on eradicat commence. Eradicat is a bait designed for use on feral cats. Tim will also be radio tracking feral cats to gain a better understanding of their range. Information gleaned from this work will be valuable for many Bush Heritage properties. We look forward to sharing it with other Reserve Managers.

Everybody is having a great week, trivia nights in the evening and very early 5.00am starts.