SEQ | Two part event | Detecting fauna presence in the field, including fauna handling

This two part event will provide students and early career professionals with a detailed understanding of the techniques used to detect fauna presence in a field setting. Part 1 will include an introductory lunchtime webinar with May-Le Ng, a senior fauna ecologist with Eco Logical and Part 2 will comprise a practical full day workshop with Martin Fingland, co-owner of Geckoes Wildlife, who will show attendees how to handle different faunal groups once captured. This event is limited to only 19 places so make sure you book early to avoid disappointment!

Part One | Wednesday 9 September 2020 via Zoom Meeting (12:30pm - 1:30pm)

This session will cover:

  • Survey Design: fundamental steps to take into consideration when undertaking a fauna survey
  • Methodology: direct and indirect survey methods, and which method to use for each faunal group
  • Ethics: ethics and permits associated with undertaking this work.

Part Two | Sunday 20 September 2020 at Karawatha Forest Discovery Centre (9:30am - 3:30pm)

This session will cover:

  • Handling: demonstration of capture, restraint, transport and release methods using his own animals (amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals)
  • Fauna forensics and other environmental observations: skulls, scats, skins, feathers, sounds, shells, tracts; how to identify and test your skills
  • Working with threatened species: a short presentation on threatened species and an up close encounter with some threatened species.

Please note that is a single event comprising two parts – it is not possible to register for only Part 1 or Part 2 of this event. Attendees will be required to bring their own lunch and refreshments for the field session at Karawatha Forest Discovery Centre.

Event details

When: 9 Sept & 20 Sept

Cost: $100 EIANZ members, $50 EIANZ Student members, $130 Non-members

Places Available: 1

Contact: Enquiries - and +61 3 8593 4140

Register now and secure your attendance

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