Regarding the 'ducks' mentioned in the report.
After reading this, http://www.parks.tas.gov.au/file.aspx?id=20987 it seems
they predicted bycatch deaths (to what extent I don't know).
But the deaths seem like they are most likely, Northern Gian Petrels, Kelp
Gulls and Skuas.
On 18 October 2011 14:03, storm <> wrote:
> It's possible that the number of animals killed from the impact of the
> feral animals would have been much more significant than the 2,000.
> the article linked to has been updated with addtional information
> Tasmanian Premier Lara Giddings said the pest eradication effort was
> "Nobody wants to see wildlife hurt or damaged by programs," she told
> reporters in Hobart.
> "However, what is Eric Abetz’s alternative? Those same birds were
> being threatened by destruction of the natural habitat on Macquarie
> Island because of rabbits grazing."
> Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke said in a statement that the
> bird deaths were inevitable.
> "When you do baiting, the fact is you will lose some of the birds
> are wanting to protect," he said.
> "But if you don't do baiting, feral animals like rabbits and rodents
> will keep wiping everything out."
> On the plus side, rabbit numbers are believed to have dropped from a
> whopping 150,000 to less than 30 since the program was implemented.
> Mr Burke said the impact on fauna were continually monitored, adding
> he had moved to tighten the program's regulations in November.
> He said up to 24 bird species ultimately stood to benefit from the
> eradication program.
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