Many introduced and native animals, turned pests, have established large populations across Australia. Pest animals are normally controlled because they impact on agriculture and the environment. Often the extent of feral populations means that eradication is not feasible.
Pest management is primarily the responsibility of the states and territories but the Australian Government plays a role in coordinating strategic pest animal management, including through membership of the Vertebrate Pest Committee, support for rural Research and Development Corporations and funding to the Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre.
Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre
The Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre aims to counteract the impact of invasive animals through the new technologies and through cooperation across agencies and jurisdictions. The centre is a partnership between industry, environmental, commercial and government agencies.
A free website the Pest Portal provides information on current and past research to help in making management decisions.
28 Jun 2013