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Management Of Wild Dogs and Deer in Peri-Urban Landscapes: Strategies for Safe Communities

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Gentle, M. N., Amos, M., Brennan, M., Harriott, L. and Speed, J. (2022) Management Of Wild Dogs and Deer in Peri-Urban Landscapes: Strategies for Safe Communities. Centre for Invasive Species Solutions, Canberra, ACT. ISBN ISBN e-Book 978-1-925727-88-3


Article Link: https://invasives.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2023/1...


Peri-urban areas are rapidly growing landscapes in many countries worldwide, including Australia. In these areas, where urban areas transition into bush or farmland, traditional pest management methods are largely unsuitable or need refining. There is also an increasing awareness of the impacts of pest animals in these unique landscapes; and the need to better manage natural resources, animal and plant production, and risks to human and animal health. Managing pest animals in the rapidly expanding peri-urban regions of eastern Australia requires tools and strategies markedly different to management in the rural landscape. The two priority pests for many peri-urban councils are wild dogs and deer. Wild dogs are widespread but are becoming increasingly visible in peri-urban areas, raising public awareness and concern. Their impacts range from killing livestock, injuring pets, harassing and injuring humans, being vectors of livestock and zoonotic disease, to preying on threatened wildlife. Peri-urban local governments have identified the need for better tools and strategies for control of wild dogs, red foxes and deer. Managers have had some initial successes in controlling wild dogs, but these approaches should be refined, expanded and tailored to other areas.

Item Type:Book
Corporate Creators:Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Queensland
Business groups:Biosecurity Queensland
Keywords:Final report, Peri-urban areas, farmland, pest management, natural resources, animal production, plant production, wild dogs, deer, zoonotic disease, threatened wildlife, control, red foxes
Subjects:Science > Invasive Species > Animals > Animal control and ecology
Science > Invasive Species > Modelling > Animal
Science > Zoology > Chordates. Vertebrates > Mammals > Carnivora > Canidae (Dogs)
Science > Zoology > Animal behaviour
Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > Agriculture and the environment
Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > Agricultural conservation
Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > Conservation of natural resources
Agriculture > By region or country > Australia
Agriculture > By region or country > Australia > Queensland
Live Archive:27 Jun 2024 02:15
Last Modified:27 Jun 2024 02:15

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