Myths and misconceptions about pest animal impact and management

The traditional and commonly held attitude towards pest animals is that if they are present, they are causing significant damage and must be controlled. Whilst it is true that a pest animal will usually have some impact, the issues to be considered are: the extent of this impact; whether there are more significant impacts on the agricultural production or conservation values being protected; and whether it is technically, economically or socially feasible or sensible to do anything about this impact.

Author Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
Date null
Year 2004
Publisher Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
Notes Notes
Region Australia - national