The Canberra Indian Myna Action Group Inc (CIMAG) is a community group formed in April 2006 to reduce the impact of this exotic invader on our native birds and animals.
Indian Myna numbers have exploded across Canberra since they were deliberately introduced, and are a serious environmental threat to native wildlife. Indian Mynas:
CIMAG has the aim of protecting our native birds and mammals from the threat posed by the Indian Myna (or Common Myna) (Acridotheres Tristis) in the Canberra region.
We have three elements in our Strategy:
The Group recognizes that its endeavours are unlikely to totally eliminate Indian Mynas from the Canberra environment. However, with a concerted, coordinated and sustained effort, we believe a significant impact can be made on the Indian Myna population in the region, thereby helping to protect our native birds and small mammals.
To find out more about what we are doing and about the Canberra Indian Myna Action Group Inc contact Bill Handke (02 6231 7461 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org).
To join the Canberra Indian Myna Action Group Inc and to participate in its activities, fill out the application form and the forward it to the Secretary, at the address on the form
Further information on Indian (Common) Mynas is available from:
www.tams.act.gov.au/play/pcl/pestsandweeds/indianmynabirds (Environment ACT)
Bill Handke President
Ray Barge Vice President
Dan Buchler Treasurer
Bruce Lindenmayer Committee member
Greg Flowers Committee member
Ross Dalton Committee member
Jim Kennedy Committee member