FeralScan: web-based community reporting, education and extension tool for landholders and community

Lead researcher: Peter West, NSW Department of Primary Industries, peter.west@dpi.nsw.gov.au

Many current government databases lack detailed community information. This project builds capacity among communities to record data and information for local- scale management, as well as contributes information to complement landscape level knowledge value-adding to current initiatives to report on pest species and their impacts at regional, state and national scales.

This project established a community web-based reporting (and two-way communication tool) specifically for landholders, community groups, schools, indigenous groups and non-government agencies for recording information on a range of pest animals and their impacts throughout Australia. This is coupled with a broad range of education and extension material to support best-practice pest animal management.

FeralScan website:  www.feralscan.org.au

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)
Secondary Author Peter West
Year 2012
Institution NSW Department of Primary Industries, Invasive Animals CRC
Region Australia - national
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