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Welcome to the Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre: Australia’s largest integrated invasive animal research program.
The Invasive Animals CRC creates new technologies and integrated strategies 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.
New Pest Animals mobile App
Smart phone users can now access the latest information about Australia’s worst pest animals via the new ‘Field Guide to Pest Animals of Australia’ App, produced by the Invasive Animals CRC.
To download free from iTunes (iOS devices only at this stage) now: [ click here ]
Invasive Animals CRC Extension
It’s full steam ahead for our Invasive Animals CRC extension which started on 1 July 2012 and was officially launched at Parliament House on 15 October 2012.
An outline of the extension CRC program can be viewed [here]
Carp plague Darling River
The Invasive Animals CRC would love to receive your mobile phone vision of any and all invasive animals. For example, a YouTube of the carp plague in the Darling River during August which the IA CRC issued a news release on which has garnered its own avalanche of media coverage. “Many metric tonnes of carp” all in one place is the comment by the camera operator, so do email firstname.lastname@example.org with your invasive animals clip.
PestSmart now online
PestSmart is a toolkit of information on best practice pest animals management in Australia.
Bounty systems offer what appears to be a simple solution to pest animal problems by providing financial rewards to reduce pest numbers. However, reviews of past bounty schemes from Australia and around the world show that they are an ineffective form of pest animal control and do not deliver long-term solutions to a widespread pest animal problem.
[ Click here ] for bounty system links.
FeralScan now live
The IA CRC’s FeralScan project is now underway with RabbitScan, CamelScan, FoxScan and MynaScan now live. Anybody can use FeralScan to create a species Management Map for their property or local area.
Any sighting data reported in FeralScan will help to provide a national overview of each species problem.
[ Click here ] to visit the FeralScan website.
|View the PestSmart YouTube Channel for video clips on best practice control methods for pest animal management.|