Landcare Snapshot 10 November 2016

Below is the weekly update covering Landcare activities, upcoming events and funding presented on Landcare’s weekly segment with Anne Delaney on Riverina ABC Breakfast Radio live from ~6.40am on Thursday mornings.

 

Think you’ve got a Landcare tale to tell?

Landcare is seeking submissions of stories on successes and learning for the quarterly publication Landcare in Focus.

  • The February issue on biosecurity management: invasive species, pests, and disease has a deadline of January 6
  • The March special publication on farming innovation and best practice land management has a deadline of February 3.

Article submissions must be between 150-600 words saved as a Microsoft Word document or a PDF; have at least one and no more than two or three high resolution images that clearly illustrate the accompanying article. Full captions for each attached image and permission to publish from any people in photos are required. More? lif@landcareaustralia.com.au

 

Learn more about camera trapping techniques for monitoring native animals and pest species

The use of camera traps in wildlife monitoring and research has escalated in Australia over the last 10 years. Camera traps are used as a tool to conduct surveys or record general observations.  Read more from PestSmart Connect

 

Report evidence of rabbit disease

If you find dead rabbits in your local area that you suspect have died from either Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease (RHD) or Myxomatosis (Myxo), the Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre (IA CRC) is asking you to report the observation in RabbitScan via the Rabbit Biocontrol Tracker Map or use the free FeralScan App (download Apple and Android). All information you provide will help map the spread of rabbit viruses across your region, and results will be displayed on the Rabbit Biocontrol Tracker Map in RabbitScan. The information you provide will help researchers to work with landholders in the lead up to the release of the RHDV1 K5 rabbit biocontrol agent in early 2017. Landholders are encouraged to submit samples from dead rabbits to confirm which disease is present. To find out more, go to the PestSmart Rabbit website or RabbitScan, or contact the RHDV Boost team on rhdboost@invasiveanimals.com

 

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For people reading this for the first time……. welcome. Landcare interest and activity in the Riverina is building momentum and as such, we continue to expand our list of Landcare contacts. This not only includes Landcare groups in the Riverina but the many other stakeholders and individuals who contribute in a variety of ways. If you do not want to receive this email please let us know and we will remove your address. If you would like to receive these snapshots as a weekly email, please contact Bindi at rlf@mli.org.au

Please forward to your groups and networks. Importantly, keep sending in your events to plug on the radio and with our weekly updates. And, importantly let us know how your event went.

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