The Department of Natural Resources and Water (NR&W) is responsible for coordinating the management of pest impacts of introduced mammals, reptiles and amphibians, as well as dingoes, locusts and crazy ants.
Most of these are declared pest animals under the Land Protection (Pest and Stock Route Management) Act 2002. The exceptions are common domestic animals and other non-declared animals.
Animals declared under the Act must be controlled by all landowners on land under their management, including all landowning state agencies and cannot be kept without a permit granted by NR&M under specific conditions.
Pest animals have significant impacts on Queensland’s primary industries, natural ecosystems, and human and animal health.
|Author||Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries, QLD|