Culling of large feral animals in the Northern Territory

Culling of large feral animals in the Northern Territory

June 1991

© Commonwealth of Australia 1991

ISBN 0 642 16282 4

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PREFACE - (PDF format)
List of Abbreviations
Recommendations and Major Conclusions
Preface

CHAPTER 1 - Large Feral Animals in the Northern Territory - (PDF format)
Introduction
Water Buffalo
Horses
Cattle
Camels
Donkeys
Pigs
Other Feral Animals
Endnotes

CHAPTER 2 - Responsibility for Management and Control of Feral Animals - (PDF format)
Introduction
Role of the Commonwealth Government
Department of Primary Industries and Energy
Commonwealth - State Co-ordination
Australian National Parks and Wildlife Service
Responsibilities of the Northern Territory
Government
Legislative Position
Programs for Control
Endnotes

CHAPTER 3 - The Impact on the Northern Territory of Large Feral Animals - (PDF format)
introduction
Environmental Impact
Horses
Buffalo
Other Large Feral Animals
Impact on Native Fauna and Flora
Land Management
Health impact
Economic Impact
Research on Impact of Feral Animals
Conclusions
Endnotes

CHAPTER 4 - Evidence on the Need to Control Feral Animals - (PDF format)
Introduction
Views on Control of Feral Animals
Government Policies
Conclusions
Endnotes

CHAPTER 5 - Current Methods of Control - (PDF format)
Introduction
Implementation of Methods of Control
Muster and Transport of Feral Animals
Buffalo
Conclusions
Horses
Conclusions
Helicopter Shooting
Conclusions
Endnotes

CHAPTER 6 - Concerns about Helicopter Shooting - (PDF format)
Introduction
Training of Shoolers
Conclusions
Accreditation of Shooters
Conclusions
Supervision of Shooting
Conclusions
Strategies for Control
Conclusions
Operational Matters
Firearms and Ammunition
Conclusion
Wounding of Animals
Conclusions
Fly-Back Procedures
Conclusions
Endnotes

CHAPTER 7 - Long-term Control Methods: Fertility Control - (PDF format)
Introduction
Fertility Control
Feasibility of Fertility Control
Drugs and Techniques
Delivery Mechanisms
Population Dynamics
The Need for Research
Conclusions
Endnotes

CHAPTER 8 - National Perspective on the Control of Feral Animals - (PDF format)
Introduction
Co-ordinated National Approach
Existing and Proposed Mechanisms for Co-ordination
Conclusions
Endnotes

APPENDICES - (PDF format)
Appendix 1 - Former Members of the Committee
Appendix 2 - Individuals and Organisations that provided the Committee with Submissions
Appendix 3 - Witnesses who appeared before the Committee
Appendix 4 - Maps showing national distribution of large feral animal

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