Recreational hunting NSW: claims v facts

Invasive animals, particularly foxes, cats, rabbits and rats, have caused most of Australia’s animal extinctions and imperil many more species.

Hardhoofed feral herbivores like goats and deer damage wildlife habitats and threaten many rare plants.

How to control feral animals effectively and humanely to protect native species and ecosystems is one of the greatest challenges of conservation management.

There is a role for volunteer shooters but only where it contributes to beneficial outcomes for the environment (or agriculture).

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