Tag Archives: Australian Capital Territory

Responsible pet ownership and the protection of wildlife: Options for improving the management of cats in the ACT

Cats are important companion animals in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) with about a quarter of Canberra households owning a cat. All cat owners are required to de-sex and microchip their cats, and in certain suburbs cats must be contained to the owner’s property at all times. Contained cats have a longer life expectancy and […]

Feral goat density 2007 – ACT

Map shows the density of feral goats (Capra hircus) in the Australian Capital Territory, 2007. Compiled by the Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre and the National Land and Water Resources Audit, in collaboration with the Australian, State and Territory governments. Click on the thumbnail image below to open the full map file.

Rabbit density 2007 – ACT

Map shows the density of the European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) in the Australian Capital Territory, 2007. Compiled by the Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre and the National Land and Water Resources Audit, in collaboration with the Australian, State and Territory governments. Click on the thumbnail image below to open the full map file.

Cane toad density 2007 – ACT

Map shows the density of the cane toad (Bufo marinus) in the Australian Capital Territory, 2007. Compiled by the Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre and the National Land and Water Resources Audit, in collaboration with the Australian, State and Territory governments. Click on the thumbnail image below to open the full map file.

Wild deer density 2007 – ACT

Map shows the density of wild deer (Cervus spp.) in the Australian Capital Territory, 2007. Compiled by the Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre and the National Land and Water Resources Audit, in collaboration with the Australian, State and Territory governments. Click on the thumbnail image below to open the full map file.

Planning and Development Act 2007

The object of this Act is to provide a planning and land system that contributes to the orderly and sustainable development of the ACT: (a) consistent with the social, environmental and economic aspirations of the people of the ACT; and (b) in accordance with sound financial principles.

Pest Animal Survey: A review of the distribution, impacts and control of invasive animals throughout NSW and the ACT.

The environmental, economic, and social impacts of invasive pest animals in Australia cost in-excess of $700 million annually (Mcleod 2004). Invasive pest animals inhabit all regions of the State, and are well-recognised as causing significant losses to primary production, damaging environmental assets, threatening native species and communities, and impacting on social values. Effective management of […]

The Effect of Hunting with Dogs on the Numbers and Movements of Feral Pigs, Sus scrofa, and the Subsequent Success of Poisoning Exercises in Namadgi National Park, A.C.T.

A week-long hunting trial with dogs, Canis familiaris, to control feral pigs, Sus scrofa, in Namadgi National Park, A.C.T., did not cause the pigs to disperse from the area or adversely affect the success of two subsequent poisoning exercises. Hunting was generally not as effective in reducing pig numbers as poisoning with warfarin, but could […]

Seasonal patterns in bait consumption by feral pigs Sus scrofa in the hill country of South-eastern Australia

Both fermenting wheat and bran/pollard pellets were readily accepted as bait throughout the year by feral pigs (Sus scrofa) in Namadgi National Park, A.C.T. Birds mainly ate wheat bait, particularly during winter. Other animals occasionally fed on both types of bait, mainly during autumn and winter. Covering baits with forest-floor litter did not significantly affect […]

Effectiveness of a Warfarin-poisoning campaign against feral pigs, Sus scrofa, in Namadgi National Park, A.C.T

The aim of this study was to develop better techniques for controlling feral pigs, Sus scrofa, in the event of an outbreak of an exotic disease than the use of 1080. Trail-baiting with warfarin-treated wheat killed 30 of 32 feral pigs carrying radio transmitters in Namadgi National Park, A.C.T., in May 1986. The casualties took […]

The `Judas’ Pig Technique: a Method that Could Enhance Control Programmes against Feral Pigs, Sus scrofa

The successful `Judas’ goat technique has been adapted for use with feral pigs. The `Judas’ goat technique involves releasing radio-collared goats into a control area and, after a sufficient period to allow them to join other goats, tracking them down and culling the other individuals associated with them. Trials with the technique on feral pigs […]

Effect of feral pigs (Sus scrofa) on subalpine vegetation at Smokers Gap, ACT

Surveys of a study area at Smokers Gap, ACT, determined the extent of vegetation changes and damage caused by feral pig disturbances. Exclosures were erected in three areas, over recent, middle-aged and old disturbances, and positioned so that half the ground enclosed was disturbed and half undisturbed. Random quadrat sampling was carried out, and temporal […]