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Wildlife Sightings Form - why bother?

Last Updated on Monday, 12 March 2012 14:20

Why bother to report wildlife sightings?

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In South East Queensland especially there has been - and continues to be - a huge influx of people.

 

Australia's wildlife is threatened by many natural changes. These usually take place over long periods of time. However actions of humans can have a more sudden effect on wildlife and lead to extinctions if continued. These threatening actions include:

 

Habitat destruction and change

 

Clearing of an animal's natural ‘home' - its habitat - is the greatest threat to its survival. Habitats can also be changed by fire, stock, soil compacting, road widening and dam building.

 

Introduced species

 

Species introduced to Australia from other countries prey on native species, compete with them for food and homes, spread exotic diseases, spread weed seeds and damage habitats. E.g. sheep, cattle, foxes, cats, tropical fish.

 

Exploitation

 

Activities such as over-utilisation (taking too many), poaching, killing and illegal trade can threaten wildlife.

 

Pollution

 

Pollutants such as fertilisers, pesticides, herbicides and chemical wastes can threaten wildlife.

 

WE URGE YOU TO PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO COMPLETE THE FORM AVAILABLE HERE

 

Many times it is only the sightings reported by people who care reporting their local sightings that gives local councils and governments background information about wildlife that live in an area being investigated for further development of infrastructures for people.

 

                                The link to the form is in the left column under the mini calendar.                

 

We plan to provide some suggestions for identifying animals birds etc if you are uncertain. Queensland Museum is always helpful and is used to confirm unusual sightings.

 

If you have any concerns about using the form please contact the webmaster. If you want to make further information available please contact Logan and Albert Conservation president - both available on contact page. You may also send and queries to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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