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Supplementary Form C —

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Use this supplementary form if you are applying for a permit to kill, injure, take, trade, keep or move a listed species or ecological community, a listed migratory species, or a listed marine species in a Commonwealth Area. You will also need to complete “The General Permit Application Form”.

If you are proposing to take or send specimens out of Australia it is likely that you will also need an export permit. Import permits may also be necessary for taking specimens into an overseas country. For more information on imports and exports contact the Wildlife Trade Assessments Section on 02 6274 2880.

Please note that it is a requirement under subsection 200(3) of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 that details of this application (which may include the applicant's name) be provided to persons or bodies registered with the Department of the Environment and Water Resources under section 266A of the Act, and to whom notice of applications is to be given, for the purpose of inviting submissions from those persons or bodies regarding permit applications.
use Form A for Cetaceans)


  1. Under which section(s) of the EPBC Act are you applying for this permit?

It will help you complete your application if you know which list in the EPBC Act the affected species/ecological community appears on.


Search the lists at: www.environment.gov.au/cgi-bin/sprat/public/sprat.pl
Please note some species appear on more than one list. For example the Green Turtle Chelonia mydas is a listed threatened species, a listed migratory species, and a listed marine species.

Select all that apply

Section 201 — Listed threatened species and ecological communities 

Section 216 — Listed migratory species 

Section 258 — Listed marine species 



  1. On the next page list details of species or ecological communities that will be affected by the action.
    Use the following codes to enter details in columns 3, 4 and 5.

Column 3 Conservation status of threatened species or ecological communities under EPBC Act

EW Extinct in the wild

EX Extinct

CE Critically endangered

EN Endangered

VU Vulnerable

CD Conservation dependent (MIG = listed Migratory under EPBC)

Column 5 Type of effect

DE Death


IN Injury

TR Trading

TA Taking

KE Keeping

MO Moving

Details of species or ecological communities that will be affected by the action.



Common name of listed species/ecological communities, listed migratory species, or listed marine species.

Scientific name of species

Common and scientific names are available at the Department’s website: www.environment.gov.au/cgi-bin/sprat/public/sprat.pl

Conservation status under EPBC Act

Estimated number that will be affected. For ecological communities, provide estimate of the affected area

Type of effect

Abbott’s Booby

Papasula abbotti

EN/MIG

300 Individuals

MO

Christmas Island Frigatebird

Fregata andrewsi

VU/MIG

300 Individuals

MO

Brown Booby     

Sula leucogaster

MIG

300 Individuals  

MO

Red-footed Booby

Sula sula

MIG

300 Individuals  

MO

Christmas Island Goshawk

Accipiter fasciatus natalis     

EN

 FORMTEXT 300 Individuals   

MO

Red-tailed Tropicbird (Silver Bosunbird)

Phaethon rubricauda

N/A

300 Individuals  

MO

White-tailed Tropicbird (Golden Bosunbird)

Phaethon lepturus

MIG

300 Individuals  

MO

Common Noddy

Anous stolidus

MIG

300 Individuals  

MO

Greater Frigatebird

Fregata minor

MIG

300 Individuals  

MO

Lesser Frigatebird

Fregata ariel

MIG

300 Individuals  

MO

Where the project is of less than 1 km2 in size, provide the location as a single pair of latitude and longitude references. Latitude and longitude references should be used instead of AMG and/or digital coordinates.

Locality: Christmas Island, Indian Ocean



Latitude:

10

degrees:

29

minute:

00

seconds:






















Longitude:

105

degrees:

37

minutes

00

seconds:

Where the project area is greater than 1 km2, or any dimension is greater than 1 km, provide additional coordinates to enable accurate identification of the location of the project area.

Projects will take place all over Christmas Island.

Attach a map to show the boundaries of the area in which the action will be conducted.


  1. Provide an attachment describing the action addressing the following points.

  1. The objectives and purposes of the action;

  2. The equipment and methods used;

4 What are the likely short and long term impacts of the proposed action on the species or the ecological community?

There will be some temporary disruption to normal daily activity when birds are captured.

No long term impacts are anticipated. Birds are not held longer than 1 hour for processing. Bird banding has been used worldwide for over 100 years and is widely accepted as the most efficient, cost effective and least harmful technique to study birds and their life histories.



5 Describe the steps that will be taken to minimise impacts on the listed species/ecological community, including contingency plans in the case of events that may adversely affect members of the species/ecological community.

No attempts of capture or handling during adverse conditions (e.g. high temperature or wind).

No repeat tracking of the same individuals (ie once tracked via satellite, the same individual will not be targeted again during the study).

Banding is employed for several reasons, which include to check for transmitter loss and to monitor any longer term adverse responses once transmitter has been removed.

Any birds that show signs of stress will be released immediately without banding/marking taking place as per normal banding protocols. Birds showing serious signs of an adverse reaction will be taken in veterinarian care.



6 Attach a description of any research relevant to the affected species or communities that will be carried out in the course of or in conjunction with the proposed action, including:

A. a copy of the research proposal;

B. the names of the researchers and institutions involved in or supporting the research; and

C relationship of the researchers to the permit applicant, including any funding being provided by the permit applicant.



7 Will the action involve invasive techniques?

No  Go to next question

Yes  If permit relates to mammals, birds, reptiles or amphibians, attach evidence that the proposed methods have been approved by an independent Animal Ethics Committee (this may include a State or Territory ethics committee, even if the action is conducted in a Commonwealth area).

A permit can only be issued under one of the following criteria: the action

  • will contribute significantly to the conservation of a listed species/ecological community (go to Question 8); or

  • will be incidental to, and not the purpose of the action (go to Question 12); or

  • is of particular significance to indigenous tradition (go to Question 15); or

  • is necessary to control pathogen(s) (go to Question 18).


8 Are you applying on the basis that the action will contribute significantly to the conservation of a listed species/ecological community?

No  Go to 12

Yes  Go to next question

9 Why do you believe that the action will contribute significantly to the conservation of listed species/ecological communities, listed migratory species or listed marine species?

Basic biological information on these species is lacking (e.g. fecundity, survival, movements). These data are critical to develop and implement any conservation measures. Without these data, we simply do not know what may contribute the species decline so therefore cannot take action to remedy. Collecting these data are actions under recovery plans for several of the proposed species.

10 Will the proposed action implement the recommendations of any recovery plan or wildlife conservation plan in force for the species or ecological community that may be affected by the action?

Commonwealth recovery plans that are in force are available at

www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/threatened/recovery/list-common.html

Commonwealth wildlife conservation plans that are in force are available at www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/migratory/waterbirds/shorebird-plan/plan.html

State and territory recovery plans are available from state and territory environmental agencies.

No  Go to next question

Yes  Describe how this will be implemented.



Christmas Island Frigatebird Recovery Plan

Abbott’s Booby Recovery Plan

Christmas Island Goshawk Recovery Plan

All plans require that basic biological information (longevity, movements, fecundity, survival etc) be collected to help facilitate management actions and to monitor the effectiveness of any actions that are taken.




11 Will the proposed action respond directly or indirectly to recommendations of any national or international organisation responsible for management of the affected species?

No  Go to next question

Yes  Describe how the proposed action will respond.

N/A


12 Are you applying on the basis that the impact of the action will be incidental to, and not the purpose of, the action?

No  Go to 15

Yes  Go to next question

13 Why do you believe that the impact of the action will be incidental to and not the purpose of the action?
The impact of the action is negligible, as the birds are caught using standard techniques that have been used for over 100 years. The birds are held for the minimum time possible and released at the point of capture unharmed. The purpose of the action is collection of biological data, and the impact of the action is that the birds are disrupted in their daily routine for a short time. No long term impacts are anticipated.

14 Why do you believe that the taking of the action will not adversely affect the:
i. survival or recovery in nature of the species or ecological community?
ii. conservation status of a listed species or ecological community?

As the birds are held for the minimum time possible (1 hour max), their survival is not effected, and the collection of basic biological data on these species will aid the recovery of them.

Temporary handling and placing a mark on a bird does not effect survival, recovery or the conservation status of any species of bird.

The techniques to be used have been utilised worldwide for over 100 years and are accepted as safe and harmless.

Only a small sample of the total population will be targeted, so most of the population will not be affected in any way by the proposed research.



15 Are you applying on the basis that the action is of particular significance to indigenous tradition?
No  Go to 18

Yes  Go to next question

16 Explain why do you believe that the proposed action will be of particular significance to indigenous tradition?

N/A

17 Why do you believe that the proposed action will not adversely affect the:

i. survival or recovery in nature of the listed species or ecological community; or

ii. conservation status of the listed species or ecological community.


N/A

18 Are you applying on the basis that the action is necessary to control a pathogen(s), and is conducted in a way that will, as far as is practicable, keep to a minimum any impact on listed species/ecological communities, listed migratory species or listed marine species?

No  Continue to Payment Section

Yes  Go to next question

19 Why do you believe that the action is necessary for the control of pathogen(s)?

N/A     

20 Explain how the action will be conducted in a way to minimise impacts on the species/communities affected.

N/A

If you have answered NO to Questions 8, 12, 15 and 18, it is

unlikely that a permit can be issued under the EPBC Act.

21 Fees

The following fees apply:

- permits relating to listed threatened species or ecological communities - $100

- permits relating to listed migratory species - nil

- permits relating to listed marine species – nil

Please note that exemption from fee payment may apply under circumstances as set out in EPBC Regulation 18.04.


22 Are you paying by credit card

No  Go to 23

Yes  Complete the following details

Card: Visa  Bankcard  MasterCard 

Card number


    




    




    




    

Expiry date (month/year)

     

Card holder’s name as shown on card

     

Amount

     

Cardholder’s signature





23 Attachments

Indicate below which documents are attached.

Description of proposed action
See question 3 

Description of relevant research


See question 6 

Evidence of approval of invasive techniques


See question 7 

Cheque for payment of fee


See question 21 

24 Declaration

I declare that the information contained in this supplementary form is correct to the best of my knowledge.

Signature of applicant




Name of person signing

David Drynan, Senior Project Officer

Date

27 June 2013     

Send this application and fee to:

Wildlife Trade Assessments


Department of the Environment and Water Resources

Australian Government

GPO Box 787
CANBERRA ACT 2601

Fax: 02 6274 1921



Email: wta@environment.gov.au

Page of 15 Dec 2005


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