Tag Archives: Queensland

Oh deer, what can the matter be? Landholder attitudes to deer management in Queensland

Deer are not native to Australia but have been present in the country for more than 150 years. For most of that time they have not been regarded as either an agricultural or environmental pest, but in the last few years there have been calls for their numbers to be reduced. Four species of deer […]

Should the 40-year-old practice of releasing virulent myxoma virus to control rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) be continued?

Release of virulent myxoma virus has been a key component of rabbit-control operations in Queensland, Australia, since the 1960s but its use rests on anecdotal reports. During a routine operation to release virulent myxoma virus we found no evidence to support the continued regular use of the technique in south-west Queensland. Radio-tagged rabbits inoculated with […]

Efficacy of manufactured PIGOUT® baits for localised control of feral pigs in the semi-arid Queensland rangelands

Conservative population declines of 73% were recorded in three independent feral pig populations in Welford National Park, Queensland, when PIGOUT® baits containing 72 mg of sodium fluoroacetate were used in a baiting program following prefeeding. Declines were measured using a prebaiting population census with remote cameras, followed by carcass recovery. The knockdown of susceptible feral […]

Wet Tropics Vertebrate Pest Risk Assessment Scheme

This report outlines the Wet Tropics Vertebrate Pest Risk Assessment Scheme (WTVPRAS), a risk assessment process designed to establish the relative pest status and potential impact of exotic vertebrates within the Wet Tropics Bioregion. Altogether there are six research objectives: To establish a robust decision-making model for strategic management of vertebrate pests within the Wet […]

Lessons Learned from Queensland’s Pest Fish Management Program

Pest fish have been recognised as a problem in Queensland since the 1970s. However, it wasn’t until 1999 that the Queensland Fisheries Service (QFS) instigated the exotic pest fish management program in response to significant community concern about the issue. The program developed and is now based on the framework provided by Control of Exotic […]