Volunteer firefighter and wildlife carer calls for all-out attack on feral animals in fire zones scorched by this summer’s catastrophic bushfires.
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…
Prevention is best, but where invasive species have established, eradication, if feasible, is far better than long-term containment and control. This is the well-known hierarchy of desirable responses to invasive species. With red imported fire ants, targeted for eradication in Queensland, eradication failure would lead to damage and control costs of an estimated $43 billion…
South Australia is doing some great work on feral animal control, including the world’s largest island eradication program. In mid-May I joined a South Australian Government seminar to learn more about their feral animal control programs. Claimed to be the largest in the world, a goat and deer eradication program on Kangaroo Island is close to claiming success. After eight years…
Fact Sheets, Reports & Submissions
Submission to the Australian Senate inquiry into the impacts of feral deer, pigs and goats in Australia, November 2018.