Application for Permit to Take Fauna for Educational Purposes - Available for Public Comment
Public comment on the following application for a Permit to Take Fauna for Educational Purposes is open until 25 February 2021.
Applicant: Biological Sciences, School of Natural Sciences, University of Tasmania
Species/Taxon: Material from native and introduced mammals, material from pelagic, terrestrial, arboreal birds. Reptile and amphibian materials where present.
Location: Private and public land tenure.
Title of research: Biological Sciences (Zoology), Teaching Specimens Collection
Aim of project: To opportunistically collect faunal materials from roadkill and other remains. To bolster the educational collection of material kept in the Zoology Teaching space at the University of Tasmania. This material will be collected from dead animals as the opportunity arises and will not involve any trapping or collecting from live animals.
Justification: A robust collection of biological material (skulls and other skeletal specimens, fur and skins, and scats) is essential for teaching students about phylogeny, physiology, anatomy and ecology of Tasmanian Fauna. It is important to maintain this collection and expand it where possible and to replace tired items.
Maximum likely numbers of individuals involved: Hopefully somewhere between 50 and 300 items.
Activities undertaken and methods: Opportunistic collections during fieldwork and class excursions. Trips undertaken by the persons named on the permit.
Fate of animals: All specimens will be cleaned, appropriating curated and housed in the Life Sciences Building at the University of Tasmania, Sandy Bay Campus.
Likely impact on species involved (including any by-catch): Negligible.