BDBSA Project Metadata Detail

Survey/Project Number: 290          Total No. of Sites: 726
Survey/Project Name: Feral and Native Fauna Monitoring in Witjira NP and Simpson Desert CP
Abstract: During June 2001 aerial transects of the Witjira National Park and Simpson Desert Conservation Park were flown to determine feral animal abundance/distribution and to establish a methodology and logistical requirements for future surveys contributing toward management of feral herbivores within the reserved areas. Various eradication programs have been concentrated within the Simpson Desert region by NPWSA and through local soil boards but populations have never been verified to determine success rates. As an adjunct to the survey, opportunistic sightings of native fauna were also recorded. Transects were flown over both parks in November 2001 using recognised counting procedures with experienced operators. Culling operations of feral herbivores were subsequently conducted both within the reserved areas and adjacent pastoral leases.
Start Date: 01/06/2001      End Date: 01/06/2011
Survey Type: Vertebrates only
Study Area Description: *** No study area description recorded
         Vegetation: *** No vegetation survey objectives recorded
         Fauna: Survey designed to count feral animals using Flystat software downloaded onto Excel files and dropped into ArcView spatial coverage depicting transects and distribution data, other native animals included in data collection.
         Vegetation: *** No vegetation methodology recorded
         Fauna: *** No vertebrate methodology recorded

Data Distribution Rules: Public
Project Basis: Fauna : Fauna species/population Study (ie trapping records over time period for species study). NOTE:NON Std Svy methodology may have been used.
Information Authority: Department for Environment and Heritage (BDBSA:Outback) - Regional Ecologist - Deserts