Pest animal management
Many introduced and native animals, turned pests, have established large populations across Australia. Pest animals are normally controlled because they impact on agriculture and the environment. Often the extent of feral populations means that eradication is not feasible.
Pest management is primarily the responsibility of the states and territories but the Australian Government plays a role in coordinating strategic pest animal management, including through:
- support for rural Research and Development Corporations
- funding to the Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre.
Centre for Invasive Species Solutions
The Centre for Invasive Species Solutions is a national collaborative research, development and extension (RD&E) organisation, formed to tackle the ongoing threat from invasive species. The Centre pursues transformational innovation and knowledge through large-scale RD&E collaborations that improve invasive species management.
The Centre’s PestSmart Portal provides farmers and land managers with information on current best practice management based on rigorous research to help in making informed decisions.