The Invasive Animals CRC was originally funded for a seven year term from 2005-2012. We successfully bid for a five year funding extension to 2017. Our Phase 1 (2005-2012) research programs have achieved 87% of our projected outputs including new products and technologies to market; collaborative landscape scale control of key pests; PestSmart Toolkits and national Roadshow; and education and training programs. Our research results are published on the pest portal at: www.pestsmart.org.au
Our Phase 2 (2012-2017) research programs include the largest strategic rabbit R&D program in nearly 20 years, a major new wild dog research effort, a new strategic community engagement program to focus on the social and institutional aspects of pest animal control, and continuing efforts to develop new and humane mice, rat and bird toxins.
The CRC was established and supported under the Cooperative Research Centres Program.
The Program is an Australian Government funded initiative. It boosts world-class research with the aim of turning Australia’s scientific innovations into successful new products, services and technologies, making our industries more efficient, productive and competitive. The Program emphasises the importance of collaboration between business and researchers to maximise the benefits of research through an enhanced process of utilisation, commercialisation and technology transfer. It also has a strong education component with a focus on producing graduates with skills relevant to industry needs.
For further information on the 2005-12 Invasive Animals CRC research program, refer to our Research Portfolio Summary 2005-2012, or read more about our projects through our Goals, Programs and Research Outputs.