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Enhancing strategic deployment of baiting transects for invasive species control – a case study for feral pig baiting in north-eastern Australia

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Wilson, C., Gentle, M. N. and Marshall, D. (2024) Enhancing strategic deployment of baiting transects for invasive species control – a case study for feral pig baiting in north-eastern Australia. Wildlife Research, 51 (4).

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Article Link: https://doi.org/10.1071/WR23115

Publisher URL: https://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/WR23115

Abstract

Baits are used to deliver lethal or other substances in wildlife management programs across the globe. Successful baiting campaigns are contingent upon the availability of baits to target animals. Bait density is often increased in an attempt to improve bait encounter probabilities. However, this comes with a concomitant increase in cost and may result in significant bait wastage if deployed in areas of low target species activity.

The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness, efficiency and cost of different bait transect methods in intersecting home and core ranges of feral pigs as a case study to determine optimal spacing and placement of baiting transects.

Item Type:Article
Corporate Creators:Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Queensland
Business groups:Biosecurity Queensland
Subjects:Science > Invasive Species > Animals > Animal control and ecology
Science > Invasive Species > Animals > Impact assessment
Animal culture > Swine
Agriculture > By region or country > Australia > Queensland
Live Archive:17 Apr 2024 00:06
Last Modified:17 Apr 2024 00:06

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