The Wild Dog Alert ‘SMS 4G camera trap system’ has been turned on for testing, and in its first night has identified and alerted researchers to potential predators. The digital […]
In Australia, pest animals cause major economic, environmental and social impacts at local, regional and national scales. Management of pest animals may be complex and requires a strong policy and […]
Case study of fox control as part of a major conservation program aiming to protect and restore the semi-arid environment in South Australia
Case study on the effectiveness of warren ripping to control rabbits on a wool-producing property in far-west NSW
Matrix showing the relative humaneness of feral cat control methods. The ‘humaneness’ of a pest animal control method refers to the overall welfare impact that the method has on an […]
Feral cats live, hunt and reproduce in the wild. They are the same species as domestic cats but differ in how and where they live. Feral cats have the body shape, acute senses and fine coordination perfectly suited for stalking and capturing prey.
Biology & ecology Wild European rabbits typically have grey-brown back fur and a white-grey belly. Colour varies from sandy light brown, to ginger, black, and occasionally, white. Rabbits are characterised […]
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 […]
Frequently asked questions about the impacts of wild dogs
Record pest animals and print maps for your local area. Bring your landholder group online, and keep local authorities up-to-date with local pest problems.
July 2016 update on status of IA CRC products in development
What is it? Sodium fluoroacetate, better known as 1080 (pronounced “ten eighty”), is an odorless, tasteless white powder that is diluted with water to concentrations specific for the species being […]
The National Wild Dog Action Plan Coordination Committee met in Sydney on July 26-27 to review the progress of Stage 3 and to provide strategic direction for the plan post […]
Our Pest Animal Toolkits provide information on pest animal impacts, ecology, behaviour and options for their management. The toolkits contain video explainers, case studies of successful management programs and links […]
Advice from CSIRO regarding potential biological control options for wild dogs
Australia’s long-running battle with the feral rabbit has entered a new phase, with the release for public comment of an updated national plan to tackle this major environmental pest.
By Patrick Taggart, PhD Candidate University of Adelaide Foxes have substantial impacts on Australian wildlife. Most often, foxes are considered to impact on native wildlife through predation, but in many […]
December 2016 | Edition 2016 / 5 New Training Video – Canid Pest Ejectors (CPE) Thanks to NWDAP funding allocated to creating and updating training and best practice videos, a […]
Live trapping followed by euthanasia is one of the main methods of feral cat control currently used. In urban/residential areas, cage traps are preferred over leg hold traps as fewer […]
Although cage trapping is considered an ineffective tool for large areas, it may be useful in urban/residential areas where domestic cats are present, or where populations have already been reduced […]