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 […]

Australian Pest Animal Research Program (APARP)

The Australian Pest Animal Research Program (APARP) 2008-2012 was funded by the Australian Government and was concluded in June 2013. APARP funded research projects that developed and promoted improved management and monitoring of agricultural pest animals. Project reports are available from this page.

Pest birds

Over 60 bird species, including both native and introduced, are responsible for damage to horticultural crops in Australia. Some introduced birds species, such as the common or Indian myna, are […]

National mapping of the abundance of established, new and emerging pest animals to improve decision-making and the assessment of government investment programs: Part 2 – PEST BIRDS

Lead researcher: Peter West, NSW Department of Primary Industries, peter.west@dpi.nsw.gov.au Base-line information on the extent and abundance of pest birds is required to evaluate the effectiveness of on-ground control activities, […]

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 […]

Humaneness Assessment

The ‘humaneness’ of a pest animal control method refers to the overall welfare impact that the method has on an  individual animal. A relatively more humane method will have less […]

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