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NPWS WildCount Long-term Fauna Monitoring Species Data 2012-2021

The aim of the Wildcount program is to monitor fauna in eastern New South Wales within National Parks estate and identify changes in species populations through Occupancy Modelling. Surveys commenced in 2012 and have been conducted every year since then. The first 10 years of field survey ends in 2021 and the program will be reviewed. They are conducted during Autumn. There are 200 sites with the average number of sites surveyed each year being 198. Within each site four Reconyx PC800 cameras were deployed and placed at the corners of a 500 x 500 metre grid. Lures consisting of peanut butter and oats are placed at each camera. Each site is surveyed for a minimum of 14 consecutive days. Species are recorded as either present or absent and are assigned a level of confidence (definite, probable, possible) as to their species identification.

Supporting Information: Website https://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/topics/animals-and-plants/surveys-monitoring-and-records/native-animal-monitoring

Data and Resources

Metadata Summary What is metadata?

Field Value
Metadata template type Non-geospatial
Asset Type Asset
Language English
Alternative Title WildCount Species Data
Edition Not known
Purpose Biodiversity monitoring
Frequency of change Annually
Keywords FAUNA,FAUNA-Exotic,FAUNA-Native,FAUNA-Vertebrates
Field of Research (optional) 050206 Environmental Monitoring
Metadata Date 2013-01-01
Date of Asset Creation 2013-01-01
License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
Geospatial Topic Biota
NSW Place Name Eastern seaboard of New South Wales
Extent

Dataset extent

Temporal Coverage From 2012-02-01
Datum GDA94 Geographic (Lat\Long)
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Attribution Department of Planning 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 and Environment 2022"