Building capacity for the management of invasive animal impacts

Lead researcher: Jessica Marsh, New South Wales DPI and Invasive Animals CRC, jessica.marsh@dpi.nsw.gov.au

This project involves bringing public and private land managers together to adopt best practice management techniques to reduce the impacts of invasive animals. Critical mass, expert advice and planning are essential for the management of invasive animals. The project will be in accordance with the established PestPlan process with a strong emphasis on capacity building outcomes for all stakeholders. The impacts on agricultural production and biodiversity outcomes will be addressed simultaneously within regions as invasive animal impacts occur across many systems.

This project will allow specialist support to be provided to NRMs and land managers to help develop the knowledge and skills required to implement an integrated approach to reduce the impact of invasive animals now and into the future. The project will not only build on but expand existing work that has been ongoing for the last 3 years that is linked with the Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre (IA CRC)

Specifically, the project will:

  • bring together public and private land managers to adopt best practice management techniques to reduce the impacts of invasive animals,
  • address the impacts on agricultural production and biodiversity outcomes simultaneously within regions, and
  • build on and expand existing work that has been ongoing for the last 3 years that is linked with the Invasive Animals CRC National NRM Facilitation project

More information (Invasive Animals CRC website): 
www.invasiveanimals.com/research/phase2/community-engagement/nrm-facilitator/

This project was funded under the Australian Pest Animal Research Program (APARP).
For more APARP projects, visit: www.pestsmart.org.au/australian-pest-animal-research-program/

Author Australian Pest Animal Research Program (APARP)
Year 2011-12
Institution Invasive Animals CRC
Region Australia - national
Links

 Invasive Animals CRC website: 
www.invasiveanimals.com/research/phase2/community-engagement/nrm-facilitator/