Management of Problem Native Wildlife
Management of problem native wildlife requires a deep understanding of the social, conservation and economic impacts and an awareness of and respect for community expectations that management activities are considerate of the welfare and status of native wildlife.
Native wildlife can cause a range of problems including predation of livestock & pets, infrastructure damage, crop damage and pose a direct threat to human life. There are a wide range of reasons for this.
Overabundance of some native species, eg kangaroos and wallabies can be the cause of agricultural and land management problems. Native species can pose hazards and risks to public safety, such as at airports, requiring ongoing management and mitigation, for example the presence of flying-foxes can create problems.
Due to loss of native habitat flying foxes are often forced to roost in urban areas leading to negative impacts on residential communities. Potential issues include community wellbeing and public health concerns such as noise, odour, property damage due to droppings on houses and cars, and disease transmission concerns regarding Lyssavirus and Hendra Virus.
Our Key Services
Our capabilities in the management of problem native wildlife include:
Our focus is based on identifying realistic goals and having the ecological knowledge of the wildlife to achieve sustainable and cost effective outcomes for the landholder. We deliver results because our team has significant scientific expertise, knowledge of wildlife ecology and animal behaviour as well as significant experience implementing overabundant native species management programs in the field.
We collect quality data during our baseline field assessments using scientific survey and monitoring methods such as aerial/ground surveying methodology, ageing data and sighting rates, DNA and tissue sampling, and radio/satellite tracking techniques.
Based on the data collected and our scientific analysis we build strategic management programs designed to deliver practical and effective results for land holders and land managers in the long term.
Our best practice management techniques are always carried out within the relevant legislation and codes of practice.
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