Peri-urban wild dogs – research snapshot and management recommendations - Wild dog impacts are felt in all regions of Australia, both regional and urban. Local authorities throughout Australia have consistently identified the need to improve our understanding of wild dog ecology and develop control […] An environmentally responsible option for invasive species control - Australia has some of the most unique native wildlife and biodiversity in the world. However, across Australia, introduced species are decimating our native wildlife and ecosystems through predation, habitat destruction, […] Blue-Healer (PAPP antidote) - One of the key barriers to participation in broad-scale wild dog and fox 1080 baiting programs is the potential risk of accidental poisoning of working and pet dogs. There is […] A field guide to poison baiting: wild dogs and foxes - Download the Field Guide The Field Guide to Poison Baiting: Wild Dogs and Foxes provides information on the strategies and approaches to deliver baiting programs for wild dogs and […] Working dog safety & first aid - Provides information on safety and first aid for working dogs in case of poisoning by 1080 or PAPP, or leg injury due to traps. Wild dogs in Australia – interviews with Peter Fleming - This series of short videos talks about the wild dog problem in Australia, trophic cascade and mesopredator release hypothesis and the importance of community engagement in wild dog management CABI: Invasive Species Compendium - Online encyclopaedic resource that draws together scientific information on all aspects of invasive species (plant and animal) worldwide Facilitating the strategic management of wild dogs throughout Australia - The National Wild Dog Facilitator project was developed to meet the growing need for co-ordinated and strategic management of wild dogs across Australia Trapping Introduced Predators for the Protection of Biodiversity and Livestock: an instructional DVD - Development of this instructional DVD for trapping introduced predators (wild dog, red fox and feral cat) FAQ: Wild dogs and poison baiting - Frequently asked questions about poison baiting for wild dog control FAQ: Wild dog home ranges and movements - Information on where wild dogs live, where and how they move FAQ: Wild dog biology, behaviour & ecology - What’s the difference between a Dingo and a wild dog? What time of year do wild dogs mate? What do they eat? FAQ: Wild dog impacts - Frequently asked questions about the impacts of wild dogs Case study: Wild dogs and transmission of Neospora caninum in Australia - Case study that investigates the potential of wild dogs as a cause of abortion outbreaks in Australian dairy and beef cattle herds Development of new toxins for wild dog and fox control - Video overview of new toxins and baits being developed for wild dog and fox control Distribution of pure dingoes and dingo-dog hybrids in Australia - The term ‘wild dog’ collectively refers to dingoes, feral domestic dogs and hybrids between the two. All of these are classified as the same species, Canis familiaris. Grey wolves (Canis […] Tools and strategies for wild dog management - Tools to control wild dogs There is a variety of different lethal and non-lethal tools available to control wild dogs. These include poison baits, traps, shooting, fencing, guard animals and […] Wild dog policy and legislation considerations - Legal status and management: Wild dogs are identified by the national Vertebrate Pests Committee as a ‘Category 5 / Extreme’ species. Category 5 means that the animal is a recognised […] Have you got wild dogs? - Detecting the presence of wild dogs and their impacts: It is common for wild dogs to be present in an area but go unnoticed or unrecognised. No matter what colour […] Glovebox Guide for Managing Wild Dogs - The Glovebox Guide for Managing Wild Dogs is a general guide to managing populations of wild dogs in Australia. PestSmart DVD: Introduction to using foot hold traps for the capture of wild dogs and foxes - This DVD is a snapshot of proven tips and techniques from a variety of locations across Australia. With guidance from professional trappers, the DVD will provide you with insight and […] Wild dog risks to threatened wildlife - Wild dogs prey on a variety of animals including mammals, birds and reptiles of all sizes from insects to water buffalo. However, they prefer to eat small and medium-sized mammals […] AWMS Position Statement on Bounties - Outlines the Australasian Wildlife Management Society (AWMS) position on bounties First aid – 1080 and your dog - This pamphlet has been designed as a guideline to provide basic first aid information for suspected 1080 poisoning of pet and working dogs. Working Plan to Manage Wild Dogs (green book) - This document outlines a six-step strategic approach to the management of dingoes and other wild dogs Guidelines for Preparing a Working Plan to Manage Wild Dogs (brown book) - These guidelines may be used to help stakeholders complete a working plan to manage wild dogs for any purpose. Managing the Impacts of Dingoes and Other Wild Dogs - Managing the Impacts of Dingoes and Other Wild Dogs is the first book to provide a comprehensive review of the history and biology of wild dogs in Australia, the damage […] Research and technical reports
Paroo Model of Wild Dog Control – Western QLD - The Paroo Shire residents have been leaders in developing and implementing best practice in the coordinated control of wild dogs. Wild Dogs are defined as feral dogs, dingoes and hybrid […] Determining the availability of individual, aerially deployed baits to wild dogs - Project to assess the availability of individual, aerially deployed baits to wild dogs across several commonly baited landforms Livestock Guardian Dog/Wild Dog Interaction Study - Project to understand how guardian dogs work and provide information on how best to use guardian dogs as a wild dog management tool Vertebrate Pesticides: An Australian Guide - This project has produced a publication containing relevant information on all the currently registered vertebrate pesticides in Australia An investigation of aerial baiting rates for strategic control of wild dogs - Outcomes of a series of trials to determine the efficacy of aerial baiting for wild dogs at two bait distribution rates, 10 baits per kilometre of flown transect and 40 baits per km. A triple bottom line analysis of returns on investment in wild dog management - The purpose of the project is to: 1) quantitatively evaluate the economic, environmental and social impacts of wild dog management and 2) assess the costs and benefits of investing in wild dog management to prioritise future investments in management of this pest Guardian Dogs: Best Practice Manual for the use of Livestock Guardian Dogs. - Livestock guardian dogs are medium to large sized dogs that are kept with livestock to protect them from predators. In Australia they are mainly used to protect sheep, goats and […] The economic impacts of vertebrate pests in Australia. - Invasive animal pests have a wide variety of impacts on the economy, the environment and society. There is considerable information on these impacts for individual cases and regions, and McLeod […] Assessing the social impact of invasive animals in Australia - Research to identify, understand, and possibly quantify the social impacts of invasive animals Assessing invasive animals in Australia 2008 - Invasive animals cause enormous damage to Australia’s economy, environment and society. Assessing Invasive Animals in Australia 2008 presents, for the first time, consistent national information on the distribution and abundance […] Monitoring techniques for vertebrate pests – Wild dogs - The purpose of this manual is to provide details of the techniques available to monitor the wild dog in Australia. By providing a step-by-step description of each technique it will […] Model code of practice for the humane control of wild dogs - The aim of this code of practice is to provide information and recommendations to vertebrate pest managers responsible for the control of wild dogs. It includes advice on how to […] Counting the cost: impact of invasive animals in Australia, 2004 - Feral animals cost Australia in excess of $720 million per year. They cause catastrophic damage and threaten our landscape, agriculture and industries. This report estimates the economic, environmental and social […] Last updated: April 22, 2015
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