Welcome to Our Survey

Dear Hobart Residents
You are invited to participate in this Citizen Science study of living with wildlife in backyards in Hobart. We are interested in how people live alongside wildlife in urban Hobart. 

Backyards can provide valuable habitat for wildlife and wildlife can connect people with nature. But wildlife eat gardens and pets eat wildlife. Your knowledge of how people live with wildlife and how willing they are to accommodate wildlife in their backyard is invaluable for conservation and to help create a greener, more livable city.

We want to know the features of backyards that support wildlife, the impacts that wildlife have on gardens and pets, the risks that pets pose to wildlife, and most importantly how residents accommodate wildlife in their backyard.

We have selected medium-sized mammals and the Tasmanian native hen in this study because you have probably seen and experienced these animals in or close to your backyard. We are interested in your response whether you have seen wildlife in your backyard or not. We are as interested in knowing why backyards don’t have wildlife as well as knowledge about backyards that do have wildlife. (Until August 30, 2018)

Your consent and Confidentiality
Participation in this study is voluntary and you are free to withdraw your participation at any time. Your choice to participate or not will not have any influence on relations with the University of Tasmania. The survey questions do not reveal your identity or residential address. The analysed results of the survey will be made available to land management and conservation agencies to use in planning.

Your participation is important. 
If you are willing to install wildlife cameras in your backyard you need to leave your details (Email /house address) at the end. You will not be identified as an individual as this is confidential.

To assist with identifying wildlife, please click on this link https://photos.app.goo.gl/fDyYLAAm8KNwnMRv2
Please find Information Sheet and Consent Form here https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ZLiN_oYIi7ryWhAVYybF-Khhbcr_rhs5/view?usp=sharing
“THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION”

Submitting this survey confirms your consent for the information you have provided to be used in this research.
This project has been approved by the University of Tasmania Social Sciences Human Research Ethics Committee (Ref No: H0017248).
For enquiries: Menna Jones, Assoc. Prof. (0407 815 606)

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