How to identify and record deer sightings – Friday 25 June 2021 online
Posted on 23 June, 2021 by Frances
There is no doubt that feral deer have increased their distribution and impacts in central Victoria over the past decade. We have seen a sharp increase in sightings from our community and have had many conversations about their detrimental impacts on our native forests and woodlands.
- Feral deer are becoming a major pest species in Victoria.
- There are six species across Australia (red, fallow, rusa, sambar, chital and hog).
- Their numbers are increasing.
- Local authorities need your help to map populations and report problems.
- Everyone is encouraged to report all sightings.
- For more information on the potential distributions of the six feral deer species – click here
We recently received the following message from the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DEWLP) regarding a training session on Friday 25 June 2021 from 10.00 am to 1.00 pm. Online.
Please read on for information about how to join DELWP’s online event.
How to identify and record deer sightings: DEWLP
Dr Chris Davies from the Australian Deer Association will present the training.
Topics covered will include deer species, habitat preferences, behaviour and sign.
Chris will also cover the use of the Victorian Biodiversity Atlas Go data collection tool.
For those who aren’t able to participate due to the short notice of next Friday’s event, or others that may want to undertake the training through your networks we will schedule further training with more notification time.
Microsoft Teams meeting
Join on your computer or mobile app
Or call in (audio only)
+61 3 7019 2540,,322444677# Australia, Melbourne
1800 571 208,,322444677# Australia (Toll-free)
Phone Conference ID: 322 444 677#