Many methods are currently used in sustaining control of possum population. The effectiveness of these methods is likely to depend on: habitat; season; climate; topography and size of the ecosystem; the quality management systems used during planning; selection of baits; procedures used during implementation of an operation; and levels of residual shyness associated with previous sub-lethal poisonings. The use of some methodologies for control of possums are constrained because they present an unacceptable risk to non-target species, a risk to human health, or because of public dissent. This report reviews possum control methods as practised currently on conservation lands, and provides a literature review on control strategies.
|Author||Henderson, R. J., O'Connor, C. E. and Morgan, D. R.|
|Secondary title||Department of Conservation Technical Series 22|
|Publisher||Department of Conservation|
|ISBN/ISSN||ISSN 1172-6873 / ISBN 0-478-21866-4|