BDBSA Project Metadata Detail

Survey/Project Number: 553          Total No. of Sites: 0
Survey/Project Name: Monitoring of re-introduced Brush-tailed Bettong population in Lincoln NP
Abstract: Brush-tailed Bettongs were released into Lincoln National Park on five occasions. A total of 113 bettongs were released into Lincoln National Park over 5 translocation events between September 1999 and April 2001. Monitoring of Brush-tailed Bettongs is conducted twice once a year in the months of April and September. The aim is to confirm presence, monitor distribution and detect any newly recruited individuals. Five transects (Memory Cove 1& 2, Entrance, Taylor's Landing and Donnington) throughout the park are trapped over five nights. Each transect is 4km in length and has a trap every 100m. Trapping results so far from 2005 (July and November) detected three individuals along only the Donnington transect. This is similar to past trapping results (DEH 2002, Martin et al. 2004). One tagged female (638) with pouch young and two new adult males were captured. Both were weighed and measured and the new males were ear-tagged (218 & 209). Data suggests that the Brush-tailed Bettong population is persisting at low densities. Reference: Martin S. Ball S. Peeters P. (2006) Reintroduction of the Brush-tailed Bettong (Bettongia penicillata ogilbyi) into Lincoln National Park: Program review from September 1999 to July 2004.
Start Date: 01/09/1999      End Date: 31/12/2010
Survey Type: Vertebrates only
Study Area Description: *** No study area description recorded
         Vegetation: *** No vegetation survey objectives recorded
         Fauna: Initially release of Bettongs than monitoring twcie yearly
         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:West) - Pt Lincoln Office - Regional Ecologist