nrm plan: Feral animals and pests

Have your say: Managing feral animals and pests

Feral animals and pests—such as cane toads, rabbits, foxes, goats, cats, wild dogs and pigs—are a significant problem for our region’s biodiversity and biosecurity.

Not only do feral animals compete for food with native animals, they also prey on them, spread weeds and diseases, cause soil erosion and destroy habitat. By disrupting habitats and natural ecosystems, feral animals and pests can end up unbalancing natural populations of native species.

This issue is ranked as a high priority for natural resource management (NRM) across the Northern Gulf region.

NRM Plan: Feral animals and pests

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