Education & Training
This site provides information about invasive vertebrate pests in Australia: their biology, ecology, impacts and best practice management. Use this site to:
- LEARN about vertebrate pests, their impacts and management
- ACT to protect agricultural and biodiversity assets from the impact of invasive animals.
- CONNECT with agencies, associations and community groups in your local area for practical help and advice with your pest animal management.
PestSmart Connect was developed by the Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre in late 2014/early 2015 to replace the www.feral.org.au website. It retains the searchable database of the old site with over 8000 records including published and unpublished research, technical reports, management practices, threat abatement plans and legislation.
Balanced Researcher – IACRC postgraduate student program
IA CRC postgraduate students are attached to projects that contribute to one of our operational targets. They receive good funding support through projects as well as an industry-level scholarship with a three-and-a-half year tenure (rather than the usual three). In addition, they are assisted with strong skills-based training that makes them better, more ‘balanced’ scientists – more attractive to employers.
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Primary and secondary school curriculum resources
Provides motivated teachers with a complete and up to date resource which addresses the complexities of effective pest animal management.
This resource has been produced by the Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre and the Institute for Applied Ecology, University of Canberra. The Natural Heritage Trust has assisted in funding this project.[singlepic id=73 w=160 h=120 float=right]
Feral Focus (secondary school resource): www.feralfocus.org.au
Pest Tales (primary school resource): www.pestales.org.au