Feral animals cost Australia in excess of $720 million per year. They cause catastrophic damage and threaten our landscape, agriculture and industries. This report estimates the economic, environmental and social impacts of 11 introduced pest animal species (fox, feral cats, rabbit, feral pigs, wild dogs, mice, carp, feral goats, cane toads, wild horses and camels). Impacts of kangaroos are also discussed. The estimates in the report are conservative and there are many other impacts of feral animals impossible to put a dollar figure on. The report was commissioned by The Pest Animal Control Cooperative Research Centre (PAC CRC) and prepared by Dr. Ross McLeod of eSYS Development.
|Publisher:||CRC for Pest Animal Control|
|Region:||Australia - national|
Tags: camel, cane toad, carp, economic impact, economic impacts, environmental impact, feral cat, feral goat, feral pig, fox, House mouse, kangaroo, pac crc, paccrc, Pest Animal Control CRC, rabbit, social impact, vertebrate pests, wild dog, wild horse