They’ve lured Work for the Dole crews, the local footy club and even prison labourers into their scheme to rid invasive wheel cactus from their part of Victoria, and now a little community group in central Victoria has received a national Froggatt Award
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.
The Froggatt Awards are named in honour of Australian entomologist Walter Froggatt, who, when the cane toad was released into Australia in the 1930s to control beetle infestations in the sugar cane industry, was a lone voice, lobbying the federal government to exercise caution. At the time Walter wrote that ‘this great toad, immune from…
Some of the biggest threats to wildlife recovering from the Australian bushfires will come from feral animals, including foxes and cats thriving in the aftermath of the fires.
Fact Sheets, Reports & Submissions
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.
Observation of Pest Horse Impacts in the Australian Alps, by Graeme Worboys and Ian Pulsford, illustrates the extent of the damage to the alpine national parks of NSW and Victoria.
The Invasive Species Council is seriously concerned that the Victorian Government has failed to meaningfully deal with the rising feral horse numbers in the Alpine National Park. They are causing severe damage to the natural values of the national park. There is only one practical and humane solution. A large-scale horse removal program in the…