In June 1999 the then Parks and Wildlife Commission of the Northern Territory (PWCNT) declared a “Pest Control Area” covering most of the Victoria River District (VRD), at which time the projected donkey and horse populations were estimated at 93,000 and 63,000 respectively. Control notices requiring the removal of specified numbers of donkeys and horses were issued to 27 of the 50 holdings included within the declared pest control area. Notices issued in 1999 totalled to a required off-take of 55,000 donkeys and 44,000 horses in the following 12 month period. The effectiveness of the program was not assessed until late 2001, when a follow-up survey of the VRD was undertaken.
|Author||Saalfeld, W. K.|
|Secondary title||13th Australasian Vertebrate Pest Conference|
|Place published||Wellington, NZ|
|Institution||NT Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Envi|