Progress

National Wild Dog Action Plan 2014-2019 activities, delivered by the Wild Dog Management Projects Stages 1, 2 and 3, will improve wild dog management across Australia.

They promote a shared, collaborative, nil tenure approach and support land managers by providing up-to-date information on tools and best practice wild dog management techniques.

Activities:

  1. National coordination, consultation and communications
  2. Securing investment partners for the Plan’s activities from 2017 to 2019
  3. Community-led wild dog management in areas where problems are escalating or emerging
  4. Providing land and pest managers with best practice wild dog management skills and advice.
  5. Updating and distributing existing information and developing new resources for land managers and the community
  6. Support nationally agreed data collection and evaluation standard measures for wild dog control
  7. Review of the Plan and recommendations for the future

Achievements:

  • A robust governance and consultative framework with diverse stakeholder membership of the Implementation Steering Committee, Stakeholder Consultative Group and Working Groups covering:  training and extension, communications and engagement, investment and collaboration, research and development and metrics.
  • Improved alignment of state wild dog management strategies with the National Wild Dog Action Plan
  • Continuing professional development of Wild Dog Coordinators through formal and informal training and support
  • A skill set in wild dog management identified and piloted for professional pest animal controllers
  • Current PestSmart Connect resources including fact sheets and guide books, case studies and videos delivered at field days and made available online
  • A Research and Development gap analysis promoted to funding and supporting organisations
  • Agreement by industry and government on the data fields of measures for wild dog control to enable national reporting
  • Investment collaboration for implementation valued at $412,000 as at 2017 to enhance the consultation processes, training and extension activities and the development of standardised measures
  • An independent mid-term review of NWDAP Stages 1 and 2 showed a benefit cost assessment of 8.7 – 13.8 in increased leveraged resources and improved resource efficiency.

The National Wild Dog Action Plan is an industry initiative endorsed by Government.

Last updated: May 17, 2018