Year: 2015

A large male red deer. In NSW this feral animal is treated as a game species. Photo: Steve Morvell

Managing invasive animals in NSW – a new review

Treating feral deer as game rather than pests. The potential for goat farming to create major landscape degradation. Zero policy on how to tackle red-eared slider turtles. These are just some of the issues we raised recently at a workshop put on by NSW’s Natural Resources Commission.

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Feral cats: scourge or citizen?

When federal environment minister Greg Hunt made feral cats public enemy number one at the recent Threatened Species Summit his call to cull two million cats elicited an unexpected response from one quarter.

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Labor platform almost ignores invasive species

Labor leader Bill Shorten outlined his vision for the party’s future direction at its national conference in July, but amid all the debate the party almost overlooked one of the biggest threats to Australia’s environment – invasive species.

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