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CVA Naturewise & QPWS Scat Collection Continues

Early in July a new group of enthusiastic Conservation Volunteers Australia volunteers arrived on Fraser Island to assist QPWS with the dingo scat collection program.  As part of the Naturewise program, the volunteers pay for the privilege of picking up poo— what a great way to spend your holidays!

The team and their team leader spent four hours each day assisting rangers in the collection of scats across the Island including Eli Creek, Garry’s Anchorage and Indian Head.  After their collection duties were finished the team were then off exploring Fraser Island by visiting Lake McKenzie, the Maheno and swimming in Champagne Pools.

The 60 scats collected by the team will contribute to stage three of the dingo population study being undertaken by QPWS to further understanding of the dingo diet and provide an indicat
ion of prey abundance.Dingo scat

Photo: Scat picked up in Cornwells Break Camping Area, most likely purple from berries eaten and the ‘hand’ is most likely from a Pale Field Rat (Rattus tunneyi). Contributed by Jenna Tapply, NPRSR