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vulnerability of different species to feral cats. The report also identifies priorities for future control programs and research – these have been incorporated into the actions of the KIBMP. Coastal values and seabird management In 2007 a joint project between Birds Tasmania and the University of Tasmania examined the relationship between the social values of coastal ecosystems and shorebird management. It recommended priority areas for management of internationally significant shorebird populations and commentary on expected community responses (Lovibond 2007). These recommendations have been considered in determining priority areas in the KIBMP. Fun on the Fraser – a snapshot of the Fraser River in 2005 A community based research project was undertaken in 2005 to assess the quality of the Fraser River. Data was gathered over a period of twelve months by community volunteers and was designed to provide baseline information on the health of the river system (KINRMG 2005). King Island remnant native vegetation – impact of stock proof fences This study looked at the impact of stock–proof fences on the floristic diversity of fifty-six remnants of Leptospermum scoparium forest and Melaleuca ericifolia swamp forest. The data suggests that for previously grazed remnants fence age and remnant size do not influence floristic diversity, but the condition of the remnant when it was fenced does and is independent of time since clearance and grazing pressure (North Baker & Associates 2002). Migratory shorebird parasites In 1998 research was conducted on parasite communities in four species of shorebird on the Island. Results of the research are published in a paper by Canaris and Kinsella (1998). King Island 2007 fires – impact on natural values In February and March 2007 more than 12 500 ha of Crown and private land in the north–east of the Island, including much of Lavinia State Reserve, was burnt by a wild fire. This fire has potentially severe ramifications for the area’s threatened flora and fauna, as well as its geoconservation values. Staff from DPIPWE’s Resource Management and Conservation Division assessed the impact of the fire on natural values in late March 2007; the results are presented in a report to the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service (RMCD 2007). A subsequent assessment of the impact of the fires on the vegetation and peat was commissioned by the Cradle Coast NRM, and undertaken in 2009– 2010 (Corbett & Corbett 2010). 1.5 On-ground management programs King Island Biodiversity Management Plan 73
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Management activities have been undertaken as part of the implementation of existing management documents. Other actions have been carried out on a more ad hoc basis due to perceived need or opportunistic funding. Significant biodiversity management actions that have been or are currently undertaken are described below.
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