The Woodhen Census Survey has been conducted annually since 1986 and is one of the longest ongoing bird surveys in Australia. The survey gives the Island community an indication on the status of the population and monitors if there is any increase or decrease in the number of birds each year.
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The Minister for the Environment, the Hon Gabrielle Upton, MP during her recent visit met with the Lord Howe Island Board at a Special Board meeting on 31 October 2017.
At the meeting a number of items were discussed, including:
In 2014 the Hon. Ken Handley AO QC was engaged by the NSW Government to review the land allocation and tenure systems on Lord Howe Island and provide advice to the Minister for the Environment.
The October 2017 edition of the Lord Howe Island Community Information Bulletin is now available for download. Catch up on all the latest news and project updates from the Lord Howe Island Board.
Lord Howe Island to Go Ahead With Rodent Eradication Program
The Lord Howe Island Board has made the decision to proceed to the implementation stage of the Lord Howe Island Rodent Eradication Project to eradicate invasive rats and mice from World Heritage listed Lord Howe Island.
The presentation given by the Office of the Chief Scientist and Engineer and consultants from Ramboll Environ at the community meetings on 3 and 4 August 2017 is now available on our Rodent Eradication Community Information page.
The NSW Chief Scientist and Engineer, Professor Mary O’Kane has now released the independant Human Health Risk Assessment (HHRA) report undertaken by Ramboll Environ Australia and overseen by the Office of the Chief Scientist and Engineer (OCSE) for the LHI Rodent Eradication Project.
The June 2017 edition of the Lord Howe Island Community Information Bulletin is now available for download. Catch up on all the latest news and project updates from the Lord Howe Island Board.
The Lord Howe Island Board (Board) has undertaken a review of its Vehicle Importation, Transfer and Use Policy. The Board developed this policy to manage the number of vehicles approved for use on the Island in accordance with the provisions of the Lord Howe Island (LHI) Act 1953 and the LHI Regulation 2014.
Transport NSW has issued the following statement regarding the LHI air passenger service licence: