A resource to aid NRM planning
Pest Animal Control CRC
Department of the Environment and Heritage, June 2005
- Summary report: Managing feral animals and their impacts (PDF - 5,491 KB)
- Managing feral animals and their impacts on the rangelands - factsheet (PDF - 1,810 KB)
This paper is a summary of the report prepared for the Australian Government Department of the Environment and Heritage by the Tropical Savannas CRC and the Desert Knowledge CRC:
- Review of the management of feral animals and their impact on biodiversity in the rangelands (PDF - 2,271 KB)
About the report
The Pest Animal Control Cooperative Research Centre was commissioned by the Australian Department of the Environment and Heritage to review feral animal management for biodiversity outcomes in the Rangelands. This review was undertaken to help guide future Natural Heritage Trust spending on feral pest management and control in the Rangelands.
The outcomes of the project were to:
- provide options for the Australian Government to better target its action and investment to limit the impact of feral animals on biodiversity in the Rangelands
- assist Australian Government officers to assess the adequacy and effectiveness of proposed feral animal projects in the context of the Natural Heritage Trust regional planning process
- improve the regions' ability to plan for and implement feral animal management in an integrated way to protect biodiversity.
The report achieves these outcomes by:
- summarising relevant Australian Government, State and Territory legislation, as well as government and private arrangements (Section 4)
- documenting existing methods for the management of feral animals (Section 5)
- assessing the adequacy of these methods and their applicability to the Rangelands (addressed in Sections 5 and 7)
- identifying gaps and opportunities for targeting Commonwealth action and investment in the management of feral animals in the Rangelands (Section 7)
- developing a checklist for best practice planning and management of feral animals, to assist regions to develop programs and projects, and to allow Government officers to assess those programs and projects (Section 8)
- listing rangeland feral animal management projects previously funded under the Natural Heritage Trust and other programs (Appendix 3)
The report begins with a major section that lists feral animal species found in the Rangelands, summarising their distribution and impacts on biodiversity (Section 3).
This paper is part of a series of related publications on Managing for biodiversity in the rangelands, intended to provide government agencies, land managers and others with relevant information on protecting biodiversity in the rangelands.