Threat abatement projects

Threat abatement projects 2011-2012

2011-2012 projects
Project title Proponent Approved
funding
Field testing Curiosity® feral cat bait Flinders Ranges (2011-12 component; ID: 1011-0878) Victorian Department of Sustainability and Environment $180,000
Field testing Curiosity® feral cat bait Karijini National Park, WA (2011-12 component; ID: 1112-0371) Victorian Department of Sustainability and Environment $150,000
Hard Shell Delivery Vehicle to administer para-aminopropiophenone for Threat Abatement of predation by Feral Cats 2011-12 component (ID: 1011-0591) Scientec Research Pty Ltd $60,000
Website redevelopment project and intranet management section Reading Room Pty Ltd through Web $27,000
Updating the nomenclature and taxonomy on the Weeds in Australia website Centre for Australian National Biodiversity Research $8272
Preparation of a Disease Strategy Manual for amphibian chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (ID: 1112-0105) James Cook University $40,000

Threat abatement projects 2010-2011

2010-2011 projects
Project title Proponent Approved
funding
Hard Shell Delivery Vehicle to administer para-aminopropiophenone for Threat Abatement of predation by Feral Cats 2010-11 component (ID 1011-0591) Scientec Research Pty Ltd $200,000
Bait manufacture for a field efficacy trial of the feral cat bait - Cape Arid, WA (ID:1011-1332) Scientec Research Pty Ltd $29,636
Field Efficacy trial for the Curiosity® Feral Cat Bait in a semi-arid site at Cape Arid, WA (2010-11 component; (ID: 1011-0879) Western Australian Department of Environment and Conservation $21,767
Field testing Curiosity® feral cat bait Flinders Ranges (2010-11 component; ID: 1011-0878) Victorian Department of Sustainability and Environment $40,000
A literature review of the potential impacts of the Asian honey bee (Apis cerana) on the Australian environment (ID: 1011-4200) Sustineo Pty Ltd $10,890
Scientific advice related to a literature review of the impacts of the Asian honey bee on the Australian environment (ID: 1011-4200) CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences $6,818
Maintenance of the National Introduced Marine Pests Information System (ID: 10/114205) Department of Agriculture Fisheries and Forestry $15,000
Development and validation of a rapid field test to detect the chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis at a high specificity and sensitivity, for use in surveys to determine the distribution of Chytridiomycosis (ID: 1011-0655) Taronga Conservation Society Australia $38,038
Guidelines for captive breeding, raising and restocking programs for Australian frogs (ID: 1011-1151)
And
Hygiene protocols for the control of diseases in Australian frogs (ID: 1011-1151)
James Cook University $34,978

Threat abatement projects 2009-2010

2009-2010 projects
Project title Proponent Approved
funding
Hard Shell Delivery Vehicle to administer para-aminopropiophenone for Threat Abatement of predation by Feral Cats (ID 0910-0438) Scientec Research Pty Ltd $260,000
Development of a humane felid specific toxin and bait delivery system for feral cat control (ID 0910-1942) Victoria Dept of Sustainability and Environment $60,000
Phase 2: Redraft of the Australian and New Zealand Conservation Council Code of Practice for Antifouling and In-water Hull Cleaning and Maintenance (1997) National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) via Dept of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Forestry $35,000
Refining of the useability and data of the National Introduced Marine Pests Information System (NIMPIS) - phase 2. Bureau of Rural Sciences, Dept of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Forestry $60,000
Experimental Research to Quantify the Impacts of Feral Pigs on Tropical Freshwater Ecosystems (final payment) (ID no. 63969) Queensland Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation $22,190*
*(component of overall project funding of $146,970 listed in 2006-07)
Sourcing and supply of weed images for the Weeds in Australia website www.weeds.gov.au Director of National Parks through the Centre for Plant Biodiversity research $140,267

Threat abatement projects 2008-2009

2008-2009 projects
Project title Proponent Approved funding
Hard-shell drug delivery vehicle to administer p_Aminopropiophenone for threat abatement Scientec Research $427,272.00
Sharing of data, preparation costs and application fee for APVMA registration of the toxicant PAPP free base. Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre $30,000.00
Testing of field efficacy for a humane felid specific toxin and bait delivery system for feral cat control on Christmas Island. Victoria Department of Sustainability and Environment and Western Australia Department of Environment and Conservation $124,599.55
The Development of a humane felid specific toxin and bait delivery system for feral cat control. Victoria Department of Sustainability and Environment $202,788.00
Identification of sites of high conservation priority impacted on by feral cats University of Sydney $69,232.00
Testing of field efficacy for a humane felid specific toxin and bait delivery system for feral cat control on Dirk Hartog Island, Western Australia Western Australia Department of Environment and Conservation $57,945.00
Assistance with the testing of field efficacy for a humane felid specific toxin and bait delivery system for feral cat control on Dirk Hartog Island, Western Australia Victoria Department of Sustainability and Environment $10,705.00
Amphibian chytrid related research Australian Biosecurity Cooperative Research Centre $128,130.00
Prioritisation of high conservation status mainland islands Ecological Australia Pty Ltd $72,616.00
Prioritisation of high conservation status offshore islands Ecosure Pty Ltd $72,621.00
Cane Toads in Communities Bureau of Rural Sciences $206,125.45
Assisstance with the development of the Curiosity® HSDV business plan Argo Partners Pty Ltd $11,015.00
Facilitation of conservation management of Feral animals on offshore islands. Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre $12,000.00
The commissioning and maintenance of a Psittacine Beak and Feather Disease diagnostic laboratory Charles Sturt University $39,400.00
Sourcing and supply of weed photographs for the Weeds in Australia website Director of National Parks $140,267.00
Establishing a list of nationally significant environmental invasive pathogens and invertebrates Bureau of Rural Sciences $22,727.27
Outcome of the Pathogens and Invertebrates Working Group Workshop 25/26 March 2009 Bureau of Rural Sciences $5,737.27
Advice on Intellectual Property Issues for the Curiosity® Feral Cat Bait Australian Government Solicitor $12,000.00
Publication of threat abatement plans for cat, rabbit, goat and fox Design Direction Pty Ltd $17,810.00
Publication of the threat abatement plans for phytophthora cinnamomi and rodents on offshore islands Whitefox Communications Pty Ltd $6,204.00
Printing of the A model for assessing the relative humaneness of pest animal control methods  Partech Pty Ltd $1,204.00

Threat abatement projects 2007-2008

2007-2008 projects
Project Title Proponent Approved Funding
Review of the Cane Toad Biological Control Program (i) ANU
(ii) Supervising Scientist
(i) $19,369.00
(ii) $25,920.00
The development of a humane felid-specific toxin and bait delivery system for feral cat control Victorian & WA state governments $195,000.00
An assessment of the uptake of cat baits and inserted capsules by non-target species in Western Australia. WA Dept of Environment & Conservation $49,986.00
Experimental research to evaluate detection methods and sampling designs used to determine the abundance of cats that have established wild populations in Australia: Evaluation of camera trap sampling designs used to determine change in occupancy rate and abundance of feral cats (Alan Robley et al)   VIC Department of Sustainability and Environment $392,395.00
Hard-shell drug delivery vehicle to administer p_Aminopropiophenone for threat abatement Scientec Research Pty Ltd $398,182.00
Native non-target sensitivity testing and humaneness testing of a new feral pig toxicant Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre $70,000.00
Education/communication materials on invasive animals: Bilby temporary tattoo kit. Kaye Kessing Productions $13,350.00
Testing of onboard marine growth protection systems on commercial trading vessels. Australian Shipowners' Association $100,000.00
Redevelopment of National Introduced Marine Pests Information System  Bureau of Rural Sciences $197,273.00
Review of genetic methods tool for identification of introduced marine pests accessUTS P/L
Aust Shipowners' Asscn
$39,904.00

Threat abatement projects 2006-2007

2006-2007 projects
ID Number Project Title Proponent Approved Funding
60410 An overview of the impacts of translocated native fish species in Australia Sinclair Knight Merz Pty Ltd $131,282.00
60466 Revised Threat Abatement Plans for European Red Foxes, Feral Cats, Feral Goats and Feral Rabbits Biotext Pty Ltd $92,025.00
60409 An overview of the impacts of introduced roach, tench, redfin perch, eastern gambusia, streaked goby and yellowfin goby in Australia NIWA Australia Pty Ltd $155,414.00
63969 Experimental research to quantify the impacts of feral pigs on tropical freshwater ecosystems Queensland Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries $146,970.00
60412 Introduced animals on Queensland islands: improving Australia's ability to protect its island habitats from feral animals Queensland Department of Natural Resources and Water $15,000.00
60723 Development of a Cane Toad Biological Control - Year 7 CSIRO $624,867.00
60682 Experimental research to obtain a better understanding of the potential presence and impact of new amphibian diseases in the Wet Tropics, Australia - Stage 1 CSIRO $385,371.36
60411 The Development of a humane felid specific toxin and bait delivery system for feral cat control Victoria Department of Sustainability and Environment $94,174.55
48592 Experimental research to evaluate detection methods and sampling designs used to determine the abundance of cats that have established wild populations in Australia Victoria Department of Sustainability and Environment $444,077.00
60766 Emerging amphibian diseases and disease surveillance in Queensland - Stage 2 James Cook University $41,400.00
61610 Hard Shell Drug Delivery vehicle to administer p_Aminopropiophenone for Threat Abatement Scientec Research Pty Ltd $398,182.00
600751 & 60242 Fox Free Tasmania - Stage 4 TAS Department of Primary Industries and Water $1,840,000.00
61535 Cane Toad Impact in Western Australia University of Sydney $30,000.00
56756 Facilitation of a workshop on National Institutional Arrangements for Biosecurity DD and BG Hussey $8,938.11
56756 Review of National Biosecurity Institutional Arrangements Roger Wickes Project Services $9,000.00

Threat abatement projects 2005-2006

2005-2006 projects
ID Number Project Title Proponent Approved Funding
56756 Facilitating the risk mitigation workshop informing the Australian Biosecurity System for Primary Production and the Environment (AusBIOSEC) Centre for International Economics $3,750.00
56755 Australian Biosecurity System for Primary Production and the Environment - Cost Sharing Arrangements Centre for International Economics $72,000.00
56832 Development of a Cane Toad Biological Control - Year 6 CSIRO Entomology $652,800.91
56527 Review of Phytophthora cinnamomi Threat Abatement Plan 2006 MurdockLink Pty Ltd $50,000.00
49536 Fox Free Tasmania - Stage 3 TAS Department of Primary Industries, Water and Environment $472,200.00
56526 Development of PAPP (Para aminopropiophenone) based toxins as an alternative toxin for vertebrate pest control in Australia Scientec Research Pty Ltd $100,000.00
59702 Landscape-based optimisation of vertebrate pest management strategies University of Canberra $48,000.00
CERF Emerging amphibian diseases and disease surveillance in Queensland - Stage 1 (January 2006 - January 2007) James Cook University $50,000.00

Threat abatement projects 2004-2005

2004-2005 projects
ID Number Project Title Proponent Approved Funding
44377 Review the methods used to determine the abundance of feral cats Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research $20,000.00
47798 Kaye Kessing 'That Feral Cat' and 'The Feral Map of Australia' posters Kaye Kessing Productions $25,000.00
47804 A project that develops a new series of posters for Chytrid, Beak & Feather and Phytopthora DesignOne Solutions $11,492.93
44383 Development of a National Threat Abatement Plan for Tramp Ants including the Red Imported Fire Ant, Solenopsis invictaire Monash University $62,910.00
44378 A project that reviews the Commonwealth Government's threat abatement plans for feral goats, feral rabbits, feral cats and the European red fox. Bureau of Rural Sciences $105.000.00
49143 Introduced animals on Tasmanian islands: improving Australia's ability to protect its island habitats from feral animals Tasmanian Department of Primary Industries, Water and Environment $9,840.00
49544 A report outlining Australia's past performance in invasive species prevention, detection, eradication and management. Agtrans Research $49,090.91
49530 Introduced animals on Northern Territory islands: improving Australia's ability to protect its island habitats from feral animals NT Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Environment $15,000.00
49545 Developing field & diagnostic methods to survey for chytridiomycosis in Tasmanian frogs Central North Field Naturalist Inc $7,700.00
48514 Experimental research to obtain a better understanding of the epidemiology, transmission and dispersal of amphibian chytrid fungus in Australian ecosystems James Cook University $886,966.00
48516 Experimental research to obtain a better understanding of the pathogenesis of chytridiomycosis, and the susceptibility and resistance of key amphibian species to chytridiomycosis James Cook University $727,835.00
49538 Experimental trials to determine effective feral cat and fox exclusion fence designs Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research $275,524.00
48594 Development of a Cane Toad Biological Control (Year 5) CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems $698,450.00
52266 Facilitator for Invasive Species Workshop, Canberra, May 2005 DD & BG Hussey $14,000.00
49540 Standardised Diagnostic Tests for Beak and Feather Disease Virus (BFDV). MurdochLink Pty Ltd $158,348.00
49543 Hygiene Protocols for the Prevention and Control of Diseases (Particularly Beak and Feather Disease) in Australian Birds Cross-Examination Pty Ltd $46,363.62
49531 An updated overview of the impacts of introduced salmonids in Australia Agriculture Victoria Services Pty Ltd $98,000.00
49547 An overview of the impacts of introduced ornamental fish species that have established wild populations in Australia NIWA Australia Pty Ltd $131,000.00
49532 Defining Plant resistance against Phytophthora cinnamomi and application of resistance to revegetation Deakin University $512,923.00
49533 Introduced animals on New South Wales islands: improving Australia's ability to protect its island habitats from feral animals NSW Department of Conservation $9,000.00
49534 Research into induced resistance in native vegetation of Phytophthora cinnamomi and innovative methods to contain and/or eradicate within localised incursions in areas of high biodiversity in Australia MurdockLink Pty Ltd $1,500,263.00

Threat abatement Projects 2003-2004

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2003-2004 projects
ID Number Project Title Proponent Approved Funding
44178 Development of a Cane Toad Biological Control (Year 4) CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems $550,000.00
44375 Development of an Immunocontraceptive Vaccine for the Control of Foxes in Australia CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems $417,984.54
44382 Recombinant psittacine circovirus antigen production for vaccine development (Beak and Feather Disease) 2003-2004 Murdoch University, Western Australia $50,000.00
44766 Potential cane toad short to medium term control techniques - focusing on spawning site preferences and trapping of tadpoles and juveniles. University of Sydney $128,758.00
44179 Medium term control methods for cane toads: Olfactory and acoustic attractant James Cook University $99,444.00
44381 A project that designs and trials a pilot survey to map the distribution of chytridiomycosis (caused by the amphibian chytrid fungus) in Australian frogs. James Cook University $90,000.00
44380 A project that investigates current options for managing feral pigs in Australia and assesses the need for the development of more effective and humane techniques and strategies. Pest Animal Control CRC $27,000.00
44767 Potential cane toad short to medium term control techniques — focusing on the cost and feasibility of exclusion as a mitigating control strategy. Charles Darwin University $14,878.00
46217 A project that develops an agreed code of practice and standard operating procedures for the humane care and use of pest animals in Australia for the purposes of scientific research. NSW Agriculture $47,500.00
44384 A project that develops agreed hygiene protocols for the control of diseases in Australian frogs. Amphibian Research Centre $70,500.00
46216 A project that develops agreed guidelines for frog captive breeding, raising and restocking programs in Australia. Amphibian Research Centre $80,000.00
44385 Development of the Marine Debris Threat Abatement Plan WBM Oceanics Australia $34,170.00
47112 Cost sharing emergency response to the incursion of Northern Pacific Seastar at Inverloch, Vic Consultant $12,500.00
44379 A project that reviews current best practice approaches to the management of sites in Australia that are or could be threatened by Phytophthora cinnamomi MurdockLink Pty Ltd $364,213.00

Threat abatement projects 2002-2003

2002-2003 projects
ID Number Project Title Proponent Approved Funding
40469 A project that improves the development of effective and humane trapping systems as a control method for feral goats in Australia Ardeotis Biological Consultants Pty Ltd $16,590.73
40499 Maximising the conservation benefits of the commercial goat industry in Australia Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research $54,000.00
40596 Developing a Cane Toad Biological Control (Year 3) CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems $519,031.00
40589 Threat Abatement Plan for Infection of Amphibians with Chytrid Fungus resulting in Chytridiomycosis James Cook University $24,860.00
40591 Development of an Immunocontraceptive Vaccine for the Control of Foxes in Australia CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems $198,840.23
40592 A project to increase understanding of feral goat, feral cat, feral rabbit, fox and feral pig control required to minimise threats to native species and ecological communities

Review of existing Red Fox, Feral Cat, Feral Rabbit, Feral Pig and Feral Goat control in Australia. II. Information Gaps
Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research $204,025.00
40593 A project to increase understanding of interactions between feral cats, foxes and feral rabbits in Australia Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research $73,740.00
40594 Cost effective fencing systems to exclude feral animals from areas of high conservation value in Australia Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research $52,060.00
40595 Development of a model code of practice and standard operating procedures for the humane capture, handling or destruction of feral animals in Australia NSW Agriculture $69,978.00
40977 A project that improves Australia's ability to protect its island habitats from feral animals — WA WA Department of Conservation & Land Management $10,000.00
41039 Development of a Cat specific toxicant Victorian Institute of Animal Science (Vertebrate Pest Research Dept) $100,000.00
41139 Development of an Immunocontraceptive Vaccine for the Control of Foxes in Australia CSIRO Sustainable Ecosystems $160,526.77
40549 Review of the project - Development of a Cane Toad Biological Control (Years 1-2) Australian National University $6,818.18
40550 Review of the project - Development of a Cane Toad Biological Control (Years 1-2) Australian National University $6,182.00

Projects funded from Phase 1 the Natural Heritage Trust

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