Media Release – Indian Myna Control Workshops

09th May 2013

Local Landcare groups are encouraging landholders in the Tenterfield, Stanthorpe and Glen Innes districts to join them on Friday 17th May or Saturday 18th May to learn about the invasive Indian Myna bird, why they are causing such devastation to our biodiversity and how you can help control their population. These workshops are part of a project funded through the Australian Government’s ‘Caring for our Country’ program.

Laura and Kevin Noble, from Clarence Valley Conservation in Action, are the guest presenters for the workshops. They will be sharing their experiences with volunteers on the Northern Tablelands to ensure a regional approach to Indian Myna control. The workshops will involve a discussion on bird ecology, how the Indian Myna came to be such a big problem and the various methods of control. A trapping demonstration will be incorporated into each workshop.

The workshops are being held at the Stanthorpe Community Gardens (Friday 17th May 2-4pm), Tenterfield Landcare office (Saturday 18th May 10am-noon) and Glen Innes (Saturday 18th May 2-4pm).

To register or for further information contact GLENRAC on 02 6732 3443 or email office@glenrac.org.au

 

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