A submission from the Invasive Species Council, BirdLife Australia and the Nature Conservation Council of NSW in response to the issues paper on pest management in NSW prepared by the NSW Natural Resources Commission.
Feral animals are a major environmental concern being a leading driver of plant and animal extinction. Their control is difficult and expensive, and funding is often not allocated in the most prudent ways. A wide range of species could establish in NSW in the future. Pest authorities must have one eye on the future rather than fixing all their attention on a set list of known pests.
This submission contains 20 recommendation, half about general pest management and half about specific pests such as feral horses, deer, wild dogs, game birds, freshwater fish and invasive pet birds and reptiles.