Pacific Black Duck Conservation Group

The PBDCG is dedicated to the conservation of Pacific Black Ducks in Tasmania through education, advocacy, habitat rehabilitation and Mallard management. 

Cross-breeding with domestic mallard ducks is the PBDs biggest threat in Tasmania. This hybridisation has lead to the extinction or near-extinction of PBDs on Macquarie, Norfolk and Lord Howe Islands as well as both New Zealand’s main islands and smaller offshore islands.

Current projects being undertaken by the PBGCG:
-Feral Mallard and PBD x Mallard hybrid removal projects. 
-Distibution of our 'Ducks of Tasmania' identification booklet.
-Raising awareness about native ducks, and why it’s important for councils to manage dumped duck populations.
-Assisting councils in developing new signage in problem feeding areas.
-Developing new council websites about native duck species and the impacts of feeding ducks.
-Promoting responsible pet duck ownership. Duck dumping is the main reason for feral duck populations.
-Promoting a switch to domestic Muscovy ducks instead of mallard breeds.
-Lobbying for better regulations regarding domestic duck ownership. 
-Partnership with the Black Gum Conservation Group with potential joint-black gum/duck habitat planting days. 

The first print run of the 'Ducks of Tasmania' booklet available to the general public is now exahusted. The fundraiser is still open. All funds raised will be put towards a second print run, to get more copies into schools and to problem feeding/dumping areas. 

Primary Contact:

This information is provided for people to contact member groups about their community Landcare activities. Anyone wishing to distribute information generally to groups should contact Landcare Tasmania with their request.

Name: Jason Graham
Mobile phone: N/A
Email: [email protected]

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