Tag Archives: control

Rabbit

Matrix showing the relative humaneness of rabbit control methods. The ‘humaneness’ of a pest animal control method refers to the overall welfare impact that the method has on an individual animal. A relatively more humane method will have less impact than a relatively less humane method. (Sharp and Saunders, 2008) has been developed under the […]

RHD-Boost. Import and evaluate new rabbit haemorrhagic disease virus (RHDV) variants to strengthen rabbit biocontrol

The RHD Boost project sought to identify new RHDV variants with superior lethality to rabbits with partial protection from endemic Australian Rabbit Calicivirus (RCV-A1) and immunity and/or genetic resistance to infection with existing Australian Czech 351 derived RHDV variants. Any new RHDV strain with greater lethality in rabbits with RCV-A1 is predicted to result in […]

Forum Proceedings: Tilapia in Australia – state of knowledge

The black mangrove cichlid or ‘spotted tilapia’ (Tilapia mariae) and the Mozambique tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus) were illegally introduced into Australian waterways during the 1970s. Both species have become well established in the relatively short time since their introduction. At first they were probably released as unwanted aquarium fish, and Mozambique tilapia are now established in […]

Legislation & management of pest animals

In Australia, pest animals cause major economic, environmental and social impacts at local, regional and national  scales. Management of pest animals may be complex and requires a strong 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 those involved. […]

Tilapia control methods and their effectiveness

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 […]

Feral cat

Matrix showing the relative humaneness of feral cat control methods. The ‘humaneness’ of a pest animal control method refers to the overall welfare impact that the method has on an individual animal. A relatively more humane method will have less impact than a relatively less humane method. (Sharp and Saunders, 2008) has been developed under […]

Feral goat

Matrix showing the relative humaneness of feral goat control methods. The ‘humaneness’ of a pest animal control method refers to the overall welfare impact that the method has on an individual animal. A relatively more humane method will have less impact than a relatively less humane method. (Sharp and Saunders, 2008) has been developed under […]

Pathways to adoption of Cyprinid herpesvirus 3 as a biological control agent for carp in Australia

This report outlines the approval process required  for Cyprinid herpesvirus 3 (CyHV-3) to be used as a biological control agent for carp in Australia. It discusses the relevant legislation, safety and efficacy assessments, registration process and recommendations. There are a number of statutory processes that need to be satisfied to obtain approval for the release […]