Volunteer firefighter and wildlife carer calls for all-out attack on feral animals in fire zones scorched by this summer’s catastrophic bushfires.
The NSW government has caved into the hunting lobby in its pest announcement today that fails to address the growing impacts of feral deer on farmers and the environment.
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…
Is the Animal Justice Party condemning Australia’s threatened species to extinction by refusing to create policies based on science?
Australia’s Threatened Species Commissioner wants to know what role you or your community are playing in tackling feral cats.
Fact Sheets, Reports & Submissions
Habitat loss is often assumed to be the main threatening process in Australia. This compilation of evidence demonstrates that invasive species are the main threat facing Australias declining mammals and frogs and, along with habitat loss and potentially climate change, represents one of the three main threats to biodiversity.
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.
A submission to the Australian government draft feral cat threat abatement plan that seeks improved nationally coordinated action and funding to reduce the environmental impact from feral cats. Submitted July 2015.