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Publications archive - Biodiversity


Key departmental publications, e.g. annual reports, budget papers and program guidelines are available in our online archive.

Much of the material listed on these archived web pages has been superseded, or served a particular purpose at a particular time. It may contain references to activities or policies that have no current application. Many archived documents may link to web pages that have moved or no longer exist, or may refer to other documents that are no longer available.

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Maximising the conservation benefits of the commercial goat industry in Australia

Final report
Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2004

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About the report

The Department of the Environment and Water Resources (DEW) has published a Threat Abatement Plan for feral goats (Capra hircus) (Environment Australia 1999). That plan aims to 'prevent feral goats from occupying new areas in Australia' and 'ensure that development of a commercial goat industry does not compromise conservation of native species or ecological communities'.

In 2003, the Department commissioned the Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research (Department of Sustainability and Environment, Victoria) to review aspects of the commercial goat industry, and that for feral pigs (Sus scrofa), with respect to maximising its potential benefits for biodiversity conservation in Australia.

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