Plans by a re-elected Tasmanian Liberal government to allow recreational deer hunting in world heritage national parks will have little effect on slowing the spread of feral deer.
Video footage of a panicked, wild deer out of control on a Melbourne road is a clear sign the Victorian government urgently needs to tackle exploding numbers of the feral animals.
Often described as Australia’s Galapagos, Kangaroo Island could soon see the day when it is free of feral deer.
The introduction of new crops or livestock can go spectacularly wrong. Question is, are those responsible for promoting new crops and livestock in Australia showing enough caution?
Fact Sheets, Reports & Submissions
Submission: 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.