The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning has started its first Victoria-wide kangaroo survey.
Starting Monday and continuing until September 30, the low-level aerial survey will cover the whole of Victoria, excluding heavily forested areas of East Gippsland.
It will provide important information about the estimated abundance and status of Victoria’s kangaroo population.
The results of the survey will provide a better understanding of the population distribution of Victoria’s three kangaroo species, the eastern grey kangaroo, western grey kangaroo and red kangaroo.
People might notice a helicopter flying about 60m above ground level, at about 90km/h, conducting the aerial survey using distance sampling across known habitat.
The survey was developed by DELWP’s Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research and will assist DELWP to ensure kangaroo management activities in Victoria are sustainable.
For further information phone DELWP via the customer service centre on 131186 or email email@example.com