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Automated, Sensor-guided Cat_Only Traps.


Automated, Sensor-guided Cat_Only Traps.

Postby *jj* » Sun May 31, 2015 4:19 pm

Great Good News for native creatures at last.

The Tribune gives the project a good general write-up, imo.

http://www.eyretribune.com.au/story/310 ... only-trap/

and there's more about the work these guys are doing here.

I've been hearing a bit about this, for a while, through a family member whose property is part of the general area.
I've been collecting Hakea francisiana seeds for their place and am hoping to do some replanting with them in early Spring.

There's a similar effort done differently further south and west, over at this site http://www.wildeyre.com.au/

and for those with broadband, their flickr gallery.

I do love that granite country.

The Hakea ... *fingers crossed*
http://www.flora.sa.gov.au/cgi-bin/spec ... rancisiana

About the company ...

"Ecological Horizons Pty Ltd is an ecological consultancy company based in South Australia.

It provides a wide range of services including fauna surveys, EIS, threatened species monitoring, vertebrate pest management, research, project design for monitoring mine impacts and provision of scientific advice in Australia and overseas.

The directors of Ecological Horizons are Dr Katherine Moseby and Dr John Read who have over 45 years of combined experience in ecological management and research.

Ecological Horizons is a company dedicated to on ground outcomes and both directors have extensive field work experience and are passionate about achieving conservation outcomes."

Should have done biology/botany
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Re: Automated, Sensor-guided Cat_Only Traps.

Postby nut » Sun May 31, 2015 7:54 pm

Thanks JJ. Hope he catches lot of cats.
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Re: Automated, Sensor-guided Cat_Only Traps.

Postby roughbarked » Mon Jun 01, 2015 1:40 am

nut wrote:Thanks JJ. Hope he catches lot of cats.

He's not actually catching them. They are not captured though they will have been ensnared or trapped. It will be interesting to see what happens regarding the bodies. I didn't see any detail in the report of the toxin or its effect on any animal that may scavenge the carcasses.
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Re: Automated, Sensor-guided Cat_Only Traps.

Postby Helix » Mon Jun 01, 2015 12:21 pm

Excellent news about that trap. Hope it works well.

Hakea francisiana
is a gorgeous plant! I think I might have grown that one as a garden plant in Mello. Anyway, I'm sure I've seen it in flower at the Points Arboretum in Coleraine.

*jj* wrote:Should have done biology/botany

It makes a difference! I wish I hadn't skipped botany as an undergrad.
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Re: Automated, Sensor-guided Cat_Only Traps.

Postby *jj* » Mon Jun 01, 2015 8:18 pm

Would you believe I saw it in Melbourne too and grew it whenever I moved.

It's only since I left Melbourne that I discovered it was one of the plants in the bush my (extended) family used to log ... and which my cousin is now trying to reveg.
Lost cause, really, once it's gone, but still ... can't help trying.
He (they) are doing their best to maintain what bush they now have, which is kind of neat to see.
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