Pest animal species

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 […]

Feral horse

Horses (Equus caballus) were introduced with European settlement both in Australia and New Zealand. Over time, animals escaped and were released and were first recognised as pests in Australia in […]

Principles Underpinning Best Practice Management of the Damage Due to Pests in Australia

Principles contained in the 1993 publication “Managing Vertebrate Pests: Principles & Strategies” were developed during a review of past and current pest management practices. They were used to guide the […]

Feral horse – humaneness matrix

Matrix showing the relative humaneness of feral horse control methods. The ‘humaneness’ of a pest animal control method refers to the overall welfare impact that the method has on an […]

Humane Codes

Model Codes of Practice (COPs) and Standard Operating procedures (SOPs) for the humane control of key pest animal species are provided. A model Code of Practice (COP) for each of […]

PestSmart Connect is a toolkit of information on best practice pest animals management in Australia.