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Project team - Working together with experts


 
The Project Team brings pest management and research expertise together from many organisations, including the Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre, Industry & Investment NSW (formerly NSW Department of Primary Industries), and various groups around Australia. Working with national advisory groups, community champions, leading scientists, landholder and industry representatives, community action groups, natural resource managers, information technology and web-design specialists, the project brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise together in this important national feral animal program.
 
The project team consists of Peter West, Chris Lane, Jessica Marsh, Brian Lukins, Glen Saunders, Keryn Lapidge, Daniel Scott, Mike Newton and members of the CIMAG community myna control action group - under the guidance of the FeralScan Project Steering Committee consisting of many members.
 
This project is supported by the Canberra Indian Myna Action Group (CIMAG) (www.indianmynaaction.org.au) and members, who have successfully pioneered a community-led myna control program resulting in removal of 32,000 myna birds through volunteer trapping programs, and supported critical research on myna birds.
 
 

Acknowledging contributions

This program builds on several successful community engagement projects for rabbits and feral species across Australia. The FeralScan Project Steering Committee guides the project and special thanks to all members for ongoing direction and contributions. Images for this website have been kindly provided by Geoffrey Dabb, Kate Grarock, Andrew Tatnell, Peter West and others.

This project is funded and supported by the Australian Pest Animal Research Program (APARP) from the Australian Government, Invasive Animals CRC, Industry & Investment NSW, Woolworths, Toshiba, Western CMA (NSW), Ninti One Limited, Landcare and the ABC. For more details see Sponsors and Partners.

Recent Records
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RECORDS
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CONTROL ADVICE

  • Never approach traps during daylight hours as trapped myna birds may give an alarm call that other birds will hear. Thereafter they may perceive the trap as a threat - Bill Handke
  • Make sure there is plenty of food, water and shelter in your myna bird trap - Happy lure birds (callers) will attract others - Nick K
  • Email your top control tips to mynascan@feralscan.org.au and we’ll display them here
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