The 17th Australasian Vertebrate Pest Conference (AVPC) held in Canberra was proudly organised by the Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre on behalf of the Australian and ACT governments. The AVPC is the triennial conference of the Invasive Plants and Animals Committee (IPAC) with the previous conference being held in Brisbane, Queensland. As it is only held every three years it provides an important venue for highlighting opportunities and challenges in relation to vertebrate pest policy, planning, management and community engagement, innovation and knowledge.
The theme of this year’s conference was ‘Innovative solutions and future directions for vertebrate pest animal management’. The conference scientific program encompassed presentations from a range of themes integral to effective pest management such as prevention and incursion response, pest control and management and community led action. The last session of the conference was a moderated panel discussion examining some new and future technologies for managing pest animals. The conference provided a significant opportunity for networking and the sharing of knowledge, ideas and innovations in the field of vertebrate pest management between those involved in vertebrate pest management in Australia and New Zealand as well as internationally.
|Secondary title||Proceedings of the 17th Australasian Vertebrate Pest Conference, Canberra. Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre, Canberra|
|Author||Buckmaster, T (ed) (2017)|
Download file: AVPC 2017 Proceedings