Saturday, May 15, 2010

CIA Sets Sights on Common Mynas

Ok, we've done toads (only joking, we have just a little more to do on that!) and Martyn Swain from CVC has been crying out for some community help on the Common Myna problem. So, we are going to tackle the mynas. We are still working out how the model might work, but it looks like the CVCIA might be taking over the management and distribution part of the traps and data in the Clarence Valley. Our experience with networking in the valley will come in handy to link people wanting and trying trap.

Some exciting developments include:
  • a road trip down to Ron (Mr Coffs Harbour Myna guru) Smith at Coramba next Saturday (let me know if you want to go so we can arrange carpooling). We will see how their model is set up and get some great ideas from Ron. He is very excited that the CIA is going to grab the myna problem by the throat (metphorically of course!).
  • Tien Phan, the Coffs Harbour Myna Control Officer is coming up to Grafton to hold a workshop!! Friday 4th June 2010, 12 noon - 4pm in the council chambers, Prince Street, Grafton. Please RSVP directly to Marty on and I think places are limited so get in early.
  • I have created a draft myna logo to help promote the CIA myna work like Terry Toad. This will go on promotional material which is currently being printed.