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Benefits of Rabbit Biocontrol in Australia

EUROPEAN RABBITS (Oryctolagus cuniculus) are a severe continental-scale threat to Australia’s globally important biodiversity and agriculture. The extreme sensitivity of many native plant species to rabbit damage – as few as one rabbit per hectare can impede natural regeneration – has resulted in 75 nationally threatened plant species and five threatened ecological communities being at […]

Reference Type
Report
Year
2013
Author
Cox TE, Strive T, Mutze G, West P and Saunders G

Exploitable biological vulnerabilities of common carp

This project synthesises the outputs of various projects supported by the Freshwater Products and Strategies Program of the Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre (IA CRC) in order to assess weaknesses of carp that can be exploited for their control. Some of the key vulnerabilities identified that may contribute to carp management in Australia include: Limited […]

Reference Type
Report
Year
2013
Author
Gehrig SL and Thwaites LA

PestSmart Case Study: By-laws for management of cats on Kangaroo Island, South Australia

A case study demonstrating effective management of domestic and feral cats on Kangaroo Island. Produced by the Invasive Animals CRC as part of the PestSmart Toolkit. The domestic cat is a major feral species on KI, which preys on native fauna and spreads diseases among livestock. High levels of community support for cat management resulted […]

Reference Type
Fact Sheet
Year
2013
Author
Invasive Animals CRC

PestSmart Case Study: feral cat spray tunnel trials on Kangaroo Island

Case study on experimental trials to help develop effective feral cat control on South Australia’s Kangaroo Island. Produced by the Invasive Animals CRC as part of the PestSmart Toolkit. Feral cats pose a direct threat to native fauna on Kangaroo Island, including endangered species such as the southern brown bandicoot and Kangaroo Island dunnart. They […]

Reference Type
Fact Sheet
Year
2013
Author
Invasive Animals CRC

Proceedings of the National Feral Cat Management Workshop

Domestic cats (Felis catus) were brought to Australia by the first European settlers from the late 18th century and feral populations quickly established. Feral cats are now common throughout most environments in Australia, including offshore islands. Predation by feral cats is thought to have contributed to the extinction of small to medium-sized ground-dwelling mammals and […]

Reference Type
Conference or workshop proceedings
Year
2010
Author
Lane C, Bengsen A. and Murphy E. (Eds)

RAB010: Bait delivery of Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease Virus (RHDV)

Rabbit haemorrhagic disease virus (RHDV) is used to minimise the impact of the introduced European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) on agricultural production and the environment. Other rabbit control methods include poisoning, warren destruction, surface harbour removal, shooting, trapping, exclusion fencing and biological control with myxomatosis. RHDV causes rabbit haemorrhagic disease  (RHD), an acute, highly contagious disease […]

Reference Type
Policy Document
Year
2012
Author
Sharp, T.

CAM003: Mustering of feral camels

The population of feral camels (Camelus dromedarius) in Australia is currently estimated to be around one million with numbers increasing at around 8% per year. At high densities camels can have serious impacts on vegetation and have the potential to cause significant production losses through competition with cattle. They can also damage fences and  watering […]

Reference Type
Policy Document
Year
2012
Author
Sharp, T.

CAM002: Aerial shooting of camels

The population of feral camels (Camelus dromedarius) in Australia is currently estimated to be around one million with numbers increasing at around 8% per year. At high densities camels can have serious impacts on vegetation and have the potential to cause significant production losses through competition with cattle. They can also damage fences and  watering […]

Reference Type
Policy Document
Year
2012
Author
Sharp, T.

CAM001: Ground shooting of camels

The population of feral camels (Camelus dromedarius) in Australia is currently estimated to be around one million with numbers increasing at around 8% per year. At high densities camels can have serious impacts on vegetation and have the potential to cause significant production losses through competition with cattle. They can also damage fences and  watering […]

Reference Type
Policy Document
Year
2012
Author
Sharp, T.

PestSmart Case Study: Feral deer eradication on Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island (4350 km2) lies 15 km off the South Australian coastline and is Australia’s third-largest offshore island after Tasmania and Melville Island. With nearly half of its native vegetation still remaining, Kangaroo Island is nationally  important for biodiversity conservation, primary production and tourism. The Island is free of foxes and rabbits but has other […]

Reference Type
Fact Sheet
Year
2013
Author
Invasive Animals CRC

PestSmart: Glovebox Guide for Managing Foxes

This glovebox guide is part of the PestSmart Toolkit for Foxes, produced by the Invasive Animals CRC. It is designed to provide current information on best practice fox management for land managers, pest animal officers and others involved in the management of foxes. This includes general information on: developing a fox management plan integrated approaches […]

Reference Type
Generic
Year
213
Author
Lynette McLeod

PestSmart Factsheet: frequently asked questions about PAPP

Para-aminopropiophenone (or ‘PAPP’) is the active ingredient used in new toxic baits being developed for the broad-scale management of wild dogs and foxes. This fact sheet on the development of PAPP as a toxin for wild dog and fox control in Australia covers questions including What is PAPP and how does it work? Is PAPP […]

Reference Type
Fact Sheet
Year
2013
Author
Invasive Animals CRC

PestSmart Factsheet: Baiting for fox control

Poison baiting is currently the most effective broad-scale method of fox control. Toxins used against foxes in Australia must be registered with the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA). Baits can only be obtained through licensed officers or designated government agencies in each state and territory, and there are strict guidelines relating to the […]

Reference Type
Fact Sheet
Year
2013
Author
Invasive Animals CRC

DON002: Aerial shooting of feral donkeys

Feral donkeys (Equus asinus) can damage native vegetation, contribute to soil erosion and compete with stock for pasture and water. Control methods include ground shooting and shooting from helicopters, sometimes aided by the use of a Judas animal, and also exclusion fencing. Aerial shooting of feral donkeys from a helicopter is used for large scale […]

Reference Type
Policy Document
Year
2012
Author
Sharp, T.

DON001: Ground shooting of feral donkeys

Feral donkeys (Equus asinus) can damage native vegetation, contribute to soil erosion and compete with stock for pasture and water. Control methods include ground shooting and shooting from helicopters, sometimes aided by the use of a Judas animal, and also exclusion fencing. Ground shooting is best suited to accessible and relatively flat areas where there […]

Reference Type
Policy Document
Year
2012
Author
Sharp, T.

PestSmart Factsheet: Judas technique for feral goat control

Feral goats (Capra hircus) are an ecological problem worldwide, particularly in closed systems, such as islands, where native plants, animals and insects have evolved in the absence of large mammalian herbivores. Due to their grazing habits, goats alter plant species composition and hinder regeneration of vegetation. Goats can also cause soil erosion and reduce the […]

Reference Type
Fact Sheet
Year
2013
Author
Invasive Animals CRC

PestSmart Case Study: Feral goat eradication on Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island (4350 km2) lies 15km off the South Australian coast and is the third-largest offshore island in Australia (after Tasmania and Melville Island). With nearly half of its native vegetation still remaining, Kangaroo Island is nationally important for biodiversity conservation, primary production and tourism. The island is free of foxes and rabbits but has  […]

Reference Type
Fact Sheet
Year
2013
Author
Invasive Animals CRC

PestSmart Case Study: Feral pig HOGGONE® baiting trials in Goondiwindi, Qld

Since 2005, the Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre (IA CRC) and primary partners Meat and Livestock  Australia (MLA) and Animal Control Technologies Australia (ACTA) have been developing a new humane feral pig bait, HOGGONE®. The baits contain sodium nitrite — a common preservative for human food — which in pigs causes  methaemoglobin formation and rapid […]

Reference Type
Fact Sheet
Year
2013
Author
Invasive Animals CRC

Planning landscape-scale rabbit control

Wild rabbits are increasing in numbers, apparently because the effectiveness of rabbit haemorrhagic disease (RHD) as a biocontrol is waning. This means that the $400 million in annual benefits gained from releasing the disease in Australia is slowly being eroded. Once again, there is increasing reliance on mechanical and chemical rabbit control methods such as […]

Reference Type
Report
Year
2012
Author
Brian D Cooke

GEN003: Trapping using soft net traps

Soft net traps consist of a flexible metal frame and netting and/or bag which collapses over the animal when triggered. Soft net traps rely on entanglement to secure and hold the targeted animal, potentially reducing the risk of injury. Soft net traps are used to trap feral and nuisance domestic cats and dogs, foxes, birds […]

Reference Type
Policy Document
Year
2013
Author
Sharp, T. and McLeod, L.