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