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Our engagement with the community

Getting to know mosquitoes and the community on the Cassowary Coast

We have been studying mosquitoes and their behaviour on the Cassowary Coast since November 2015 and we’ve learnt a lot along the way. We’ve also been getting to know the community as residents have supported us by hosting mosquito traps, granting permission to carry out small-scale studies and volunteering on community reference and advisory groups.

Community support and government approval in sites selected for planned releases is critical for the study to proceed. We are currently meeting with residents and business owners in the Innisfail region to talk further about our plans for the 2017/18 wet season and answer any questions.