Environmental research centre stage at Eco Focus seminar


Released 18/09/2018

The survival of critically endangered northern corroboree frogs, tracking of little eagles and a new sighting of bandicoots in Namadgi National Park are some of the topics that will be presented at tomorrow’s Eco Focus seminar at Gold Creek Station in Hall.

“The annual seminar raises awareness and presents information on research and projects being undertaken by the ACT Government’s Conservation Research Unit,” ACT Conservator, Ian Walker, said.

“The team works on a variety of successful projects to enhance conservation in the ACT. For example, the team’s improved understanding of wildlife monitoring led to a captive breeding program being established for the northern corroboree frog, after it was determined the population was in decline.

“Kangaroo fertility control, fish monitoring, use of drones for monitoring kangaroos, and the success of the Canberra Nature Map will be some of the many topics discussed at the forum.

“Forums like this are a great way to share knowledge and collaborate with our colleagues in the community and government.”

WHAT:

Eco Focus seminar 2018

DATE:

Wednesday 19 September 2018

TIME:

9.30am – 12.30pm

WHERE:

Gold Creek Station, Victoria Street, Hall

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