Scientific Permits (Fauna) Applications for Public Comment

As part of the process for issuing scientific permits by DPIPWE, the community is invited to view all new applications to take wildlife for scientific purposes and have an opportunity to make comments. We invite comment on the relevance of the research, ecological sustainability and research methods. Animal welfare issues are assessed by Animal Ethics Committees established under the Animal Welfare Act 1993 - see Animal Research for more information.

Your comments on the information contained or nature of the research being proposed, should be provided in writing (by post, fax or email), including your name and contact details, before close of business on the listed closing date.

Send your comments to:

Contact: Scientific Research Permits
Biodiversity Conservation Branch
134 Macquarie Street
Hobart TAS 7000
Phone: 03 6165 4316
Fax: 03 6233 3477

Research Applications Available for Comment

Number & Title of ResearchSpeciesClosing Date for Comments
​20/17 - Testing co-evolutionary processes driving venom, life-history traits, genetic and epigenetic diversity in tiger snakes​Tiger snake (Notechis scutatus)​2 October 2017
19/17 - Learning to live with cancer: adaptations to transmissible tumours in Tasmanian devils​Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus harrisii)​2 October 2017
​18/17 - Sex ratios and maternal choice in the spotted snow skink Niveoscincus ocellatus​Spotted snow skink, Niveoscincus ocellatus​2 October 2017
17/17 - Disentangling the links between a mum’s social environment and her offspring’s social behaviour​Whites Skink (Liopholis whitii)​2 October 2017
​16/17 - Plastic and associated contaminants in Tasmanian waterbirds and wetlands​Pacific Black Duck (Anas rubripes) Mountain Duck/Australian Shelduck (Histrionicus histrionicus) Chestnut Teal (Anas castanea) Grey Teal (Anas gracilis) Wood Duck (Chenonetta jubata) Cape Barren Goose (Cereopsis novaehollandiae)  Black Swan (Cygnus atratus) Tasmanian Native Hen (Tribonyx mortierii) Eurasian Coot (Fulica atra)
Purple Swamphen (Porphyrio porphyrio)
​11 September 2017
15/17 - Natural behaviour, habituation, and the foraging ecology of Australian fur seals​Australian fur seal (Arctocephalus pusillus)​11 September 2017
14/17 - Captive breeding for conservation of spotted and red handfish​Spotted handfish (Brachionichthys hirsutus)
Red handfish (Thymichthys politus)
​11 September 2017
13/17 - Tracking movements of the shining bronze-cuckoo​
​Shining bronze-cuckoo (Chalcites lucidus)​16 August 2017
​12/17​ - Vulnerability of the endangered Maugean skate population to degraded environmental conditions in Macquarie Harbour
​Maugean skate (Zearaja maugeana)
​12 July 2017
​11/17​ - Tasmanian Tree Frog captive breeding program
​Tasmanian Tree Frog (Litoria burrowsae)
​19 April 2017
​10/17​ - Population genomics of the Australian Magpie in southern Australia
​Australian Magpie (Cracticus tibicen)
​19 April 2017
​9/17 - Stress and body condition of superb fairy-wrens living in a fragmented agricultural landscape.​Superb fairy-wren (Malurus cyaneus)​10 April 2017
​8/17 - The mechanisms behind evolutionary transitions between genetic sex-determination (GSD) and temperature-dependent sex-determination (TSD)​Spotted snow skink (Niveoscincus ocellatus)​27 March 2017
​7/17 - Impacts and control of sarcoptic mange in common wombats​Common wombat (Vombatus ursinus)​22 March 2017
​6/17 - Marine Global Earth Observatory (MarineGEO) Nearshore Habitat MappingMay disturb birds including seabirds and eagles, may disturb marine mammals and terrestrial mammals​22 March 2017
5/1​7 - Feral cat (Felis catus) population abundance across varying habitat complexities in central Tasmania.
​Target species - Feral cat (Felis catus). Non-target species - Eastern quoll (Dasyurus viverrinus), Spotted-tail quoll (Dasyurus maculatus), Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus harisii), Swamp Antechinus (Antechinus minimus), Dusky Antechinus (Antechinus swainsonii), Eastern Barred Bandicoot (Perameles gunnii), Southern Brown Bandicoot (Isoodon obesulus), Domestic dog (Canis lupis familiaris), Rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus), Wombat (Vombatus ursinus), Bennetts Wallaby (Macropus rufogriseus), Tasmanian Pademelon (Thylogale billardierii), Brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecula), Tasmanian Bettong (Bettongia gaimardi), Long-nosed potoroo (Potorous tridactylus), Swamp rat (Rattus lutreolus), Long-tailed mouse (Pseudomys higginsi), Broad-toothed mouse (Mastacomys fuscus), House mouse (Mus musculus), Black rat (Rattus rattus)22 March 2017
​4/17 - Patterns of Group-living in Huntsman Spiders
Araneae: Sparassidae: DeleninaeHuntsman spiders
​13 March 2017
​3/17 - Investigating the density of feral cats (Felis catus) near seabird colonies on Bruny Island, Tasmania
​Cats (Felis catus) and eastern quolls (Dasyurus viverrinus) and also seabirds and critical weight range mammal species
​8 March 2017
​2/17 - Taxonomic revision of Australian Tanypodinae​Fly larvae of the family Chironomidae, subfamily Tanypodinae. Non-targets: other CHironomidae. All other non-targets returned to location via field sorting
​13 February 2017
1/17 - Gondwanan Forests. Why do these relics persist in modern landscapes and will they survive anthropogenic climate change? ​Arthropoda, Hexapoda, Insecta, non-taregt species affected could potentially be reptiles (skinks) and amphibians (small frogs)​30 January 2017



Scientific Research Permits
Natural Values Conservation Branch
134 Macquarie Street HobartTAS 7000
Phone: 03 6165 4305
Fax: 03 6233 3477

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