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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 more 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.

PestSmart Connect

Access the PestSmart Connect Toolkit for information and guidance on best-practice invasive animal management on several key vertebrate pest species including rabbits, wild dogs, foxes, feral pigs, feral cats, carp, and tilapia. This suite 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.

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View the PestSmart YouTube Channel for video clips on best practice control methods for pest animal management.

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IA CRC Annual Report


The Annual Report 2013-14  and Research Portfolio Summary 2013-14 are both available to download now. Previous reports are available at our corporate publications page.
IA CRC Strategic Plan 2012-17   [pdf 3 Mb]