Campaign to manage the common mynas (Indian) | County Leader of St George and Sutherland
Residents of the Georges River area will be able to access information on the Council’s website to learn how to protect local native wildlife from the common (Indian) mynas – an invasive bird that is commonly confused with the Noisy Miner or native soldier.
To assist in the management of community-bird conflict, fact sheets, web content and educational resources will soon be available on the Council’s webpage.
The Council will raise awareness:
- impacts posed by this species on the environment and human health;
- population management in the LGA; and
- the best ways to carry out effective and humane trapping.
Georges River Mayor Nick Katris said: “The council has actively educated the community about the impacts of invasive species and the management of their populations through its annual fox control programme.
“We aim to combat misconceptions, misidentifications and ensure that public input on recommendations regarding the education and management of the (Indian) Common Mynas is informed and captured.
“We want to further enhance our educational program, raise public awareness and provide community education to support the effective protection of our valuable native wildlife.”
Common (Indian) mynas can sometimes be misidentified and are widespread throughout eastern Australia.
The species is one of the top 100 most invasive fauna in the world, exhibiting a detrimental impact on human health, ecology, biodiversity and native wildlife, as it is known to forcibly evict native birds from their nests and their hollows, killing chicks and eggs in the process.