Grey-headed Flying-fox Camp Boundaries

This dataset contains information on grey-headed and black flying-fox camp boundaries for coastal New South Wales. The data represents locations that have been used by grey-headed flying-foxes or black flying-foxes since 1990. Flying-foxes change their use of these areas from season to season and year to year. Few sites will be occupied continuously, and some may only be used every few years. The use of sites by flying-foxes will generally reflect the availability of native food (pollen and fruits of native trees). It is intended to be indicative of the location of such camps and is not exact. ; ; The majority of camp locations were documented during range-wide surveys of grey-headed flying-foxes conducted from 1998 to 2004. The dataset provides presence/absence data only, ie. it does not include abundance estimates. ; ; The flying-fox camp database is an Excel spreadsheet which contains AMG Zone 56 Eastings and Northings. The spreadsheet has been converted to a point locality GIS layer (ESRI shapefile) via these coordinates but then reprojected to GDA GCS. The AMG coordinates in the table have also been converted to MGA coordinates. ; ; A polygon shapefile which is described here is also provided for camp boundaries. Camp boundaries are only present if the coverage of the camp is known. There was no set cut off size however all boundaries would be >10x10m. Camp dimensions and boundaries vary through time with changing population size and movement of animals around the site. The boundaries provided are the greatest extent documented and are not static.; ; In 2006/7 DEC engaged a contractor to update the Grey-headed Flying-fox (GHFF) and the Black Flying-fox (BFF) database for NSW. The current dataset contains information on the locations of camps known to be used by grey-headed flying-foxes as of April 2008.

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Metadata Summary What is metadata?

Field Value
Data Type Vector
Alternative Title GHFlyingFoxCampBoundaries
Metadata Date 01/01/2001
Date Created 01/01/2001
Date Revised 01/04/2008
Date Published 15/11/2010
Edition version 1
Purpose historical interest
License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
Update Frequency There are no plans to update the data
Keywords FAUNA-Vertebrates,FAUNA-Native,FAUNA

Dataset extent

Equivalent Scale 25000
Geospatial Topic Biota
Language English
Temporal Coverage From 01/01/2001 - 30/04/2008
Datum GDA94 Geographic (Lat\Long)
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Attribution Department of Planning, Industry and Environment asserts the right to be attributed as author of the original material in the following manner: "© State Government of NSW and Department of Planning, Industry and Environment 2010"