Long-billed Corellas (Cacatua tenuirostris) are mainly confined to south-eastern South Australia and south-west Victoria. The effects of post colonial land changes in these regions caused a dramatic decline in abundance and distribution of the Long-billed Corella such that by the 1960s there was concern about it’s long-term viability. More recently the population has increased to a situation where they are regarded as pests.
This paper outlines the chronology of various approaches to management of the Long-billed Corella in western Victoria. This case study identifies that future Long-billed Corella management needs to be framed by a nexus of diverse information and suggests that pest management requires a more participatory approach identifying methods that reduce crop damage in contrast to the dominance of lethal control of birds. This requires a paradigm shift for both government and community in relation to the locus of control informing pest management.
|Author||Kentish, B., Wallis, A., Brennan, D., Hartwell, D., Whiteford, C. and Temby, I.|
|Secondary title||13th Australasian Vertebrate Pest Conference|
|Place published||Wellington, NZ|
|Institution||University of Ballarat|