Wet Tropics Vertebrate Pest Risk Assessment Scheme

This report outlines the Wet Tropics Vertebrate Pest Risk Assessment Scheme (WTVPRAS), a risk assessment process designed to establish the relative pest status and potential impact of exotic vertebrates within the Wet Tropics Bioregion. Altogether there are six research objectives: To establish a robust decision-making model for strategic management of vertebrate pests within the Wet Tropics region; To facilitate the collation of relevant reference materials; To focus on a manageable proportion of existing or potential vertebrate pests within the Wet Tropics Bioregion; To provide direction for ecological vertebrate pest control research; To provide direction for ecological vertebrate pest control research, To enhance the probability of early detection and response to ‘sleeper’ pest species and enable proactive contingency planning and swift response; and To assist in identifying the Wet Tropics Management Authority’s immediate to medium-term vertebrate management priorities and funding needs.

Author Harrison, D. A. and Congdon, B. C.
Place published Cairns
Publisher Cooperative Research Centre for Tropical Rainforest
Pages 47
Region QLD
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