Tasmanian Tasmanian Tasmanian conservation project has become miserable for birds
The Tasmanian Tasmanian Project (STDP) is a project initiated by the Tasmanian and Australian governments to protect the endangered Tasmanian devil on Maria Island. It is counterproductive after predators kill seabirds in large numbers. This is according to the local conservation organization BirdLife Tasmania.
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According to a government survey, there were about 3,000 penguin pairs breeding on the island in 2012. Today, no penguin can be traced. The Tasmanian Bird Society stated that their disappearance was related to the introduction of Tasmanian devil.Last year, a study published in the journal Biological conservation Shows that Tasmanian Tasmanian devil has wiped out a group of sheep shearing, which is a kind of Seabird.
Tasmania was introduced to Maria Island in 2012 to protect them. Fatal facial cancer Has driven animals to the brink of extinction Extinct, Prompt to take action to save them. Unfortunately, the protection procedures implemented failed to consider the possible impact of the plan.
The Tasmanian Ministry of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment issued a report in 2011 warning that the introduction of Tasmanian devil would have a negative impact on the small penguins and seagull colonies on Maria Island, but the report was ignored. BirdLife Tasmania is concerned about the catastrophic impact of the introduction of Tasmanian devil on one or more birds Species.
“Lost 3,000 pairs of penguins from an island National Park Should be a refuge for this species is basically a major blow,” said Eric Waller, a researcher with the Tasmanian Bird Conservation Organization, reportedly British Broadcasting Corporation.
According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red list, Tasmanian devil is an endangered species, and its population has been recovering since 2012. Woehler said their population size is on an active trajectory in both Tasmania and mainland Australia.
Last month, the Tasmanian devil was born in mainland Australia for the first time in thousands of years, thanks to protection Efforts to save the Tasmanian demons. While the organization celebrated its success, it also faced persistent setbacks, including the loss of local seabirds.
A spokesperson for the Tasmanian State Government stated that the plan will continue to develop based on new scientific knowledge. “Maria Island remains an important part of the broader Devil Program to help restore and maintain Tasmania’s enduring and resilient wild devil population.”
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