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“Together, create and apply solutions”

Welcome to the Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre: Australia’s largest integrated invasive animal research and management collaborations with 27 participating organisations.

“The Invasive Animals CRC is critical in efforts to combat the threat of invasive animals by developing new technologies and integrated strategies that are humane, target specific and effective to reduce the impact of invasive animals on Australia’s economy, environment, and people.”

We concentrate on developing smarter tools to prevent and detect new invasions, advanced and tactical tools to strengthen integrated management strategies of carp and other pest fish, and new tools and integrated management strategies for major pests including foxes, wild dogs, feral pigs, rats and mice, cane toads, feral cats and rabbits.

Our Purpose

To counteract the impact of invasive animals through the application of new technologies and by integrating approaches across agencies and jurisdictions.

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The PestSmart Connect Toolkit provides information and guidance on best-practice invasive animal management on several key vertebrate pest species including rabbits, wild dogs, carp, foxes, feral pigs, and feral cats. This toolkit of products has  been developed by the Invasive Animals CRC as the culmination of a decade of research and development. There is also information and links on themes such as animal welfare, vertebrate pest policy, social issues and risk assessment.

The FeralScan Pest Mapping Suite is a free resource for farmers, landholders, pest controllers and the community to map sightings of pest animals, record the damage they cause, and document or plan control activities in their local area. The FeralScan App can also be downloaded to your Smartphone or tablet to record and update information in the field, whether you are connected or disconnected to the internet.



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IA CRC Annual Report


The IA CRC Annual Report 2014-15  and Research Portfolio Summary 2014-15 are both available to download now. Previous reports are available at our corporate publications page.


IA CRC Strategic Plan 2012-17   [pdf 3 Mb]