Kwinana residents asked to keep eye out for fauna


South Metropolitan coastal officer Craig Wilson and bushcare officer Angela Jakob promote Fauna Watch at the LiveLighter Festival Fair Day.
South Metropolitan coastal officer Craig Wilson and bushcare officer Angela Jakob promote Fauna Watch at the LiveLighter Festival Fair Day.

KWINANA residents are being asked to record any wildlife they have seen as part of a new 12-month fauna diversity project.

The Fauna Watch project is being run by the City of Kwinana’s environment team to identify the presence of any rare or endangered animals.

It is monitoring fauna in nature reserves to obtain baseline information about the diversity of species in the city.

Mayor Carol Adams said the project would help the city become better informed about the true level of fauna diversity in Kwinana.

“Although Kwinana is just 30 minutes from the CBD, we are surrounded by natural bushland and the variety of fauna and flora might surprise you,” she said.

“The project will help us to better understand the diversity of species and identify any gaps in our portfolio of local wildlife.”

Kwinana residents are invited to complete an online survey about wildlife they have encountered in their area on the city’s website at www.kwinana.wa.gov.au

“This will help the city plan environmental activities for the community to enjoy such as workshops, bird walks and education sessions,” Cr Adams said.

The Fauna Watch project will run until the end of October 2017.