SUGGESTED PROTOCOL FOR LAND CLEARING
 

a) animals are not showing signs of infectious/contagious diseases and are in good health and body condition;
b) species for which there is little or no information regarding the efficacy of translocation may be fitted with radio-telemetry devices and radio-tracked for appropriate periods of time;
c) 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;
d) translocated animals must be released at a point with sufficient proximity to water and food sources that maximize their chances of survival;
e) soft release methods should be used for species that are known to be susceptible to relocation mortality and/or are likely to be exposed to excessive territorial aggression from resident conspecifics or other species.

Placement of animals into permanent care or captivity

4.58 In some cases, animals may be captured or acquired by the wildlife control operator, that are either unsuitable for release back into the wild, or for which there is no suitable or appropriate habitat to be released into.

4.59 Un-releasable native animals may be valuable for education, conservation and research purposes and may be suitable for permanent placement into a captive facility if allowed by law.

4.60 Criteria for placement of un-releasable native animals into captivity include:

a) the animal is likely to be given a quality of life sufficient to justify keeping it alive;
b) the proposed recipient person or institution has suitable long-term holding facilities and sufficient resources (including veterinary care) to maintain an acceptable quality of life for the animal for the term of its natural life;
c) the animal provides some educational, conservation or research benefit;
d) the animal is not suffering from incurable disease likely to significantly affect its quality of life now, or in the future;
e) appropriate licenses and permits are possessed by the recipient institution or person for the acquisition and keeping of the animal.

Placement of animals into temporary care or captivity

4.61 In some cases, a native animal removed from a site may require hand-rearing (in the case of dependent young) or rehabilitation because of injury or illness. In these cases, the responsibility for the ultimate disposal of the animal may be shared by the licensed wildlife rehabilitator or organization, in accordance with the relevant local, State and/or Federal laws.