Kangaroo Island (4350 km2) lies 15km off the South Australian coast and is the third-largest offshore island in Australia (after Tasmania and Melville Island). With nearly half of its native vegetation still remaining, Kangaroo Island is nationally important for biodiversity conservation, primary production and tourism. The island is free of foxes and rabbits but has other feral pests including pigs, deer, cats and goats.
In 2006, a trial program to eradicate feral goats from Kangaroo Island began. This case study describes the seven-year control program, which is now Australia’s largest island feral goat eradication program. Produced by the Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre as part of the PestSmart series.
|Author||Invasive Animals CRC|
|Publisher||Invasive Animals CRC|
|ISBN/ISSN||PestSmart code: GTCS1|
|Control method||Judas Technique|
PestSmart Toolkit for feral goats: www.pestsmart.org.au/pest-animal-species/feral-goat/