The Invasive Species Council welcomes the Victorian Supreme Court’s decision to protect the Alpine National Park from growing horse impacts but is concerned the possibility of further legal action will delay the inevitable.
Those opposed to action on Victoria’s feral horse problem are back in court today, a last ditch effort to delay the inevitable.
Tasmania and Victoria remain the last two states in Australia that continue to treat deer as a hunting resource instead of managing them as the pest species they have become. Feral deer destroy native vegetation, trample plants and ring-bark young trees. They foul waterholes, cause soil erosion, spread weeds and increase the potential for transmitting…
Once the smoke clears from Australia’s bushfires the emergency facing our wildlife will not end. Injured and sick native animals will be sitting ducks for feral cats and foxes. Their homes and what little food remains will be trampled and eaten up by hard-hooved feral deer, horses, pigs and goats. One of the most effective…
The reality of government decision making is that ministers are influenced by what they think people want. Once a dangerous new invasive species is widespread and established in Australia, people will demand action, but unfortunately by then it is usually too late to make a real difference. We need governments to act while the problem…
The federal government has opened up a new inquiry into the problem of feral and domestic cats in Australia.
Australia’s native lizards and snakes at huge risk from a slew of weeds, foxes, cats, feral deer, wolf snakes and other pest species.
Feral horse numbers are expanding across the Australian Alps and in parts of Queensland, NT and WA where they cause immense ecological damage. Despite this, governments have been unwilling to reduce horse numbers.
Fact Sheets, Reports & Submissions
Submission to the Australian Senate inquiry into the impacts of feral deer, pigs and goats in Australia, November 2018.
Submitted: April 2018
A joint submission with the Nature Conservation Council of NSW that provides 16 detailed recommendations to strengthen the draft regional pest animal plans and reduce the impacts of pest animals in NSW.
Submitted: September 2016
Due to their rising numbers and effect on natural ecosystems, deer are the most important emerging vertebrate pest in eastern Australia. Recreational hunting generally provides little or no benefit to feral animal control. Volunteer shooting can assist feral animal control in a limited number of circumstances.