Kangaroos and wallabies (Macropus spp) Several species of kangaroos and wallabies, Family Macropodidea, are at times considered to be overabundant and cause damage to production in Australia and environmental damage where they have been introduced into New Zealand. In Australia, 5 species are commercially harvested under a program to reduce their impact to acceptable levels. […]
Review of public attitudes towards current and proposed forms of control for invasive animals
Twenty-nine farms with a prevalence of greater than 20% of hydatidosis in cattle were visited in south eastern Queensland between August and December 1982. All farms carried beef cattle but none sheep. Twenty-four had dingoes and wallabies but only 8 had feral pigs. On 17 farms either macropods were killed for dog food or dogs […]
The largest island population of North Island weka (Gallirallus australis greyi) in New Zealand, a Category B threatened species, is about 2100-5000 birds on Kawau Island in the Hauraki Gulf. Kawau I. is also inhabited by a number of pest mammal species, including four species of wallaby, believed to be a threat to the habitat […]
Kangaroos can cause damage to fences, compete with domestic livestock for grazing and water, and graze and trample crops. Some individual kangaroos harass or threaten humans at picnic areas where they have become accustomed to being fed by members of the public. Black Wallaby grazing can cause damage to young trees in plantations.
In November 1990, an eradication program was started against brushtail possums (Trichosurus vulpecula) and rock wallabies (Petrogale penicillata) on Rangitoto Island, New Zealand. Green-dyed pellets containing 1080 poison (sodium fluoroacetate) were appli