Tag Archives: Vertebrate Pest

Kararehe Kino/ Vertebrate Pest Research Newsletter

Kararehe Kino is a revamped Landcare Research newsletter that expands the focus of He K?rero Paihama ? Possum Research News to cover all our research on vertebrate pests. The change is in recognition of Landcare Research?s ongoing work with a wide range of vertebrate pests in addition to possums, and of the wide suite of […]

Measuring the Demographic and Genetic Effects of Pest Control in a Highly Persecuted Feral Pig Population

Substantial efforts have been made to identify the most effective practices for the control and management of invasive vertebrate pest species, such as the feral pig (Sus scrofa). We investigated the demographics, abundance, and molecular ecology of a persecuted feral pig population that was subjected to control. We then applied methodologies to determine if we […]

Susceptibility of the tiger quoll, Dasyurus maculatus, and the eastern quoll, D. viverrinus, to 1080-poisoned baits in control programmes for vertebrate pests in eastern Australia

Captive trials were undertaken to determine whether tiger quolls and eastern quolls could detect baits that were either buried or covered with soil following the methods employed in normal buried-poisoned-bait programmes. Both tiger quolls and eastern quolls detected, dug up and consumed buried FOXOFF baits. Consumption trials showed that tiger quolls were capable of consuming […]

Use of feral animals in research

There is a need for some special consideration of the ethics of vertebrate pest research for two reasons. Firstly, feral animals are described and legislated for as both “pests” and “noxious animals”. Also, in much of the community, there is a perception that there is a reduced requirement for animal welfare and ethical consideration in […]

ACT Vertebrate Pest Management Strategy

This document outlines Australian Capital Territories vertebrate management strategy. The strategic goal of this plan is to contribute to the conservation of our natural and cultural heritage and the maintenance of a productive rural capacity by efficient and effective management of the harmful impact of vertebrate pests. The ACT Vertebrate Pest Management Strategy is designed […]