Saturday, May 25, 2024

Gold Coast turns spotlight on wildlife

A new interactive wildlife conservation experience has been launched by the City of Gold Coast Council.

In a first for the coast, members of the public will be permitted to join Council conservation officers as they setup and retrieve infrared fauna cameras, providing vital information on fauna movements.

“Our 2022/23 NaturallyGC program gives the community opportunities to connect, explore and conserve nature through hundreds of free or low-cost activities,” said Mayor Tom Tate.

“Our Citizen Science programs will get our community and kids involved in collecting valuable data from our infrared fauna cameras so we can help keep our wildlife safe.”

The Mayor said that by understanding fauna movements and the types of species utilising protected conservation areas, the City can better ensure their habitats remain protected.

The cameras can also pick up on invasive species such as foxes, which allow officers to notify the pest management team. There will be 14 cameras set around the coast, within various City-managed conservation parks.

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