The Forest Products Commission (FPC) is trialling the use of camera traps and cockatoo surveys in areas available for timber harvesting. The likelihood of threatened and priority species being present in harvest areas is assessed through the Fauna Distribution Information system (FDIS). FDIS uses survey data and vegetation associations to predict where threatened and priority species may occur. Camera traps and cockatoo surveys in areas that are scheduled for harvesting have the potential to complement FDIS by providing current information on fauna that are present in the area. The information can then be used to update FDIS and ensure appropriate management strategies are implemented.
Read the PDF file from FPC’s website