Canberra Indian Myna Action Group's Second Annual
General Meeting will be held at the Western District Rugby Union Club,
Catchpole St, Macquarie on Wednesday 27 August 2008, starting at 7.30pm. There
is plenty of parking space nearby in the Jamison Centre carpark.
CIMAG membership has grown rapidly to more than 500
since its foundation in 2006, as Canberra's citizens have reacted
emphatically to the threats posed by the introduced Indian Myna to our
native species and their habitats.
CIMAG's activities to date have included
education and public information programs, a highly successful trapping program
(which has already removed more than 18,000 mynas). There has been
excellent co-operation with Commonwealth and ACT Government bodies, the RSPCA,
the Co-operative Research Centre for Invasive Animals and like-minded
groups and local government bodies throughout NSW.
Both the Commonwealth and ACT Governments have
provided grants to support CIMAG's publicity and trap making programs, and CIMAG
strongly supports the Australian National University's longstanding Indian
Myna research program.
After brief formalities, committee reports and
the election of office-bearers, we will have presentations from Dr Tony
Peacock from the Invasive Animals CRC, our Patron, Dr Chris Tidemann and PhD
student, Kate Grarock from the ANU.
We will then have a members' session where
people can ask questions or discuss their own experiences or
Tea, coffee and biscuits will be free. Other drinks
at bar prices.