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Seabird surveys on Macquarie and Broughton Islands
May 30, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pmFree
They say that a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush and we are sure you will agree after listening to our two experts talk about their seabird surveys on islands near and far. The Hunter Environmental Institute and the Tom Farrell Institute are proud to present a FREE seminar featuring:
Emily Mowat who will speak about the Albatross and Giant Petrel Program at Macquarie Island
EMILY MOWAT fauna ecologist at Eco Logical Australia, has just returned from a year working as part of the Albatross and Giant Petrel Program on subantarctic Macquarie Island collecting data on the breeding success and population trends of four albatross and two giant petrel species. Emily is very passionate about wildlife conservation and management and has worked or volunteered on a wide range of projects in Australia and New Zealand, with a particular focus on birds.
Susan Callaghan who will talk about the Restoration and Rehabilitation of Broughton Island.
Susan has worked extensively on the ecology of the Broughton Group of offshore islands: including coordinating seabird surveys resulting in the discovery of the threatened Gould’s Petrel on Broughton Island; the successful eradication of rabbits, black rats and house mice off the Broughton Group of islands; and co-ordinating Green and Golden Bell Frog surveys which has resulted in the development of a draft site-specific Plan of Management for the species. Suse’s CV reveals experience with horse riders in Kosciusko National Park, Corroboree Frog recovery, Tumut grevillea recovery, wild dog control; and much more!
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