Application for a permit to conduct scientific research on the avifauna of Christmas Island (E2011-0055)
Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, August 2012
- E2011-0055 General Permit Application (PDF - 716 KB)
- E2011-0055 Supplementary Form C (PDF - 1,273 KB)
- E2011-0055 Attachment — Christmas Research Project (PDF - 1,683 KB)
About the application
The Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities has received an application for a permit to kill, injure, take, trade, keep or move a listed migratory species in a Commonwealth Area under Part 13, section 215 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act). The application is to conduct scientific research on the avifauna of Christmas Island including gathering information for a new handbook. Collect data on local distribution, status, relative abundance, breeding seasons, nests and eggs and food etc. for all species resident or visiting the island. Collect up to ten nests and clutches of eggs of most resident species namely: Gallus gallus, Phaethon rubricauda, P.lepturus, Sula abbotti, Sula sula, Ardea sacra, Anous stolidus, Chalcophaps indica, Ducula whartoni, Collocalia esculenta, Turdus poliocephalus, Zosterops natalis, Passer montanus and Padda oryzivora.
Please see the documents above for further details on the proposal.
If the application for a permit to conduct the activity is approved the permit will be valid for a period of up to five years.
In accordance with the provisions of section 215(3) of the Act, you are invited to comment on this proposal.
Please submit your comments by 20 August 2012.
Please include your full name and address in your submission.
Comments should be addressed to:
Commonwealth and Territories Section
Environment Assessment Branch
Environment Assessment and Compliance Division
Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities
GPO Box 787
Canberra ACT 2601
or can be e-mailed to: EPBC.email@example.com
To assist in considering comments, you are encouraged to provide comments under the following headings:
- Management and methodology
- Monitoring procedures
- Ecological sustainability of the operation
- Animal welfare