Pest management for conservation of endangered Malleefowl (Leipoa ocellata) populations near Mt Hope New South Wales
Frequently asked questions about poison baiting for wild dog control
Information on where wild dogs live, where and how they move
January 2015 update on status of IA CRC products in development
What’s the difference between a Dingo and a wild dog? What time of year do wild dogs mate? What do they eat?
Frequently asked questions about the impacts of wild dogs
In Australia, pest animals cause major economic, environmental and social impacts at local, regional and national scales. Management of pest animals is complex and requires a strong state and federal policy and legislative framework to guide and govern how pest animals are managed at all levels, and to set out the roles and responsibilities of […]
It is essential to monitor the effects of any pest animal management activity to ensure it is having the desired results.
Pest management plans should be based on the following steps
There are seven key principles that form the basis of the strategic approach
Two species of tilapia, Mozambique tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus) and the black mangrove cichlid or spotted tilapia (Tilapia mariae), are becoming significant pests in many waterways in tropical and sub-tropical Australia. Numbers of both species have increased and they have spread significantly since their introduction during the 1970s and 1980s due to natural and human-assisted (whether […]
The black mangrove cichlid or ‘spotted tilapia’ is a species of deep-bodied fish belonging to the family Cichlidae. Native to West Africa, its distribution extends from the Ivory Coast through Ghana and Nigeria to Cameroon. Throughout this range the species is often found in the deeper sections of larger rivers and lagoons but also moves […]
Knowing your enemy is important to any defence strategy, including the management of invasive fish species. Analysis of the biology of the species is therefore an essential part of an integrated pest management plan. A lot is known about the biology and population structure of carp in Australia and certain stages in its life cycle […]
Common carp (Cyprinus carpio L.) are a freshwater pest fish in Australia. To efficiently plan and implement an integrated carp management program, we need to understand when, where and why carp move. This allows control efforts to be targeted and more efficient. Direct observation of fish by divers or video provides information on habitat use, […]
Case study on the impacts of common mynas on other bird species and the effectiveness of community trapping in Canberra.
Factsheet on the common (Indian) myna in Australia
A case study to evaluate the impacts and management of feral pigs in the Daintree, Wet Tropics World Heritage Area
Aerial shooting Aerial shooting from helicopters is useful for rapid population reduction in large, inaccessible areas. Where pig densities are high, aerial shooting can kill many pigs at a time, quickly knocking down pig numbers in the short term. Aerial shooting is also useful when pigs show avoidance behaviour to baits, traps, vehicles and/or people […]
Introduction Trapping is one of the most common techniques used to control feral pigs in Australia. In the Wet Tropics of Queensland, where non-target native species are abundant, trapping is regarded as the safest and most appropriate method. However, it can be labour intensive and is not practical for a large scale control in grazing […]
Introduction Poison baiting is one of the most economical and effective ways to control feral pigs on a broad scale. Aerial baiting can be more practical in hard to access and large, remote areas, especially when there is an urgent need to control diseases that feral pigs might carry. However, aerial baiting is illegal in […]