Monitoring and evaluation

Surveillance is a special type of monitoring and is described in the Biosecurity Plan. Surveillance is the monitoring for the presence of an invasive species. When conducting surveillance you want to know:

  • What is the invasive species?
  • Is there one, or more than one, species?
  • What size is the incursion? (e.g. seeds only, a single plant/animal, small group of plants/animals, large number of plants/animals)
  • What is the flowering status of the plant (immature/mature)?
  • What is breeding status of the animal? (e.g. lactating female; juvenile, adult)
  • How long has the species been on the site? (i.e. recent incursion, or old incursion that has gone undetected).