SUGGESTED PROTOCOL FOR LAND CLEARING
 

(c) Recipient habitat is the same or very similar in type to the donor habitat, or is known to be able to support the species proposed to be translocated, and contains appropriate and sufficient sources of food and water.
(d) The recipient habitat is known to contain, or historically contained, the species proposed to be translocated.
(e) The recipient habitat is either permanently protected or not likely to be developed in the foreseeable future.
(f) Landowner permission has been obtained.

4.54 Additional conditions for translocation of animals to adjacent habitat include:

(a) Appropriate wildlife-proof barriers must be used between adjacent habitat and risk-associated structures, such as swimming pools, busy roads, trenches, canals, etc.
(b) Translocated animals show no signs of infectious/contagious disease and must be in good health and body condition.
(c) Species for which there is little or no information regarding efficacy of translocation may be fitted with radio-telemetry devices and radio-tracked for appropriate periods of time.
(d) For species utilizing tree cavities: that appropriate numbers and types of natural or artificial cavities or nest boxes are placed into recipient habitat to provide for the nesting requirements of translocated animals.

Translocation of animals to distant habitat

4.55 If development of a site is such that habitats are completely removed, or retained habitats, (including habitats adjacent to the site) are insufficient to support retention of animals on or adjacent to the site, then animals inhabiting the site may be translocated to other areas of suitable habitat that may be distant to the site.

4.56 Criteria for choice of recipient sites include:

a) habitat is suitable for translocated species, either currently or historically inhabited by that species;
b) recipient habitat is not considered to be at carrying capacity for that species, and has sufficient food and water to sustain population increase resulting from translocation;
c) recipient habitat is of sufficient size, and/or with sufficient habitat corridors and connectivity to allow for expected dispersal of translocated individuals from the release site without significant likelihood of mortality;
d) recipient habitat is either permanently protected or not likely to be developed within the foreseeable future;
e) landowner permission has been obtained.

4.57 Conditions for translocation of animals to distant habitat sites include: