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Fauna Survey

Level 1 and Level 2 Fauna Survey

Fauna and flora have a unique relationship and habitat knowledge allows a greater understanding of fauna species that may be present in an area. Natural Area can undertake fauna surveys over a range of sites and for a variety of reasons including level 1 and level 2 fauna surveys.













Level 1 Survey

A level 1 fauna survey includes a desktop study to determine fauna assemblages present in an area. It also involves a site assessment to ground-truth the information obtained during the desktop study, provide habitat descriptions and opportunistic observations of any fauna present. A level 1 survey will provide an indication of whether or not a level 2 survey is required.


Level 2 Survey

A level 2 fauna survey is a targeted survey for one or more species. A variety of sampling techniques are utilised including, trapping, spot lighting, camera trapping and analysis of as scats and tracks.


Monitoring

Monitoring fauna populations may be required for environmental management purposes to determine if site activities are affecting ecosystem functioning. Natural Area can monitor populations using a variety of methods including trap and release programs.

Pest Animals

Feral animals such as rabbits, foxes and cats can cause widespread damage to ecosystems, predating on local native fauna and destroying revegetation works through digging and plant predation. Natural Area can assess and monitor feral animal populations and also undertake feral animal control.
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Site Assessments and Fauna Surveys


Knowledge of the natural environment and Western Australia’s ecosystems enable a greater understanding when undertaking fauna surveys.


What We Do

Fauna surveys undertaken by Natural Area can involve:

  • Obtaining relevant approvals, licences and permits including permission for entry from the relevant land manager
  • Identifying likely rare, endangered, threatened or priority species that may be present in or around the site
  • Desktop studies and literature review
  • On-ground field sampling surveys
  • Collation of data and data input
  • Recording trapping sites, transects and locations where fauna was found using GPS and presenting information graphically via GIS


Projects
  • Annual Flora and Bandicoot Monitoring (Stockland, 2011 – ongoing)
  • Pilgangoora Flora and Fauna Survey (Altura Mining, 2013)
  • Kangaroo Emu Population Management Monitoring (Stockland, 2012 – ongoing)



Would You Like To Contact Us?

Our Expert Staff Would Be Happy To Discuss Your Fauna Survey Enquiry