Impact of feral deer, pigs and goats in Australia

May 2021

© Commonwealth of Australia 2021
ISBN: 978-1-76093-228-2

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List of Recommendations

Chapter 1—Introduction and Background

  Introduction
  Current and potential occurrence of feral deer, pigs and goats in Australia

Chapter 2—Impacts of feral deer, pigs and goats

  Impacts of feral deer populations
  Risks and impacts of feral pig populations
  Risks and impacts of feral goat populations

Chapter 3—Regulatory framework for managing feral deer, pigs and goats

  Introduction
  Commonwealth legislation and intergovernmental arrangements
  State and territory legislation and governance frameworks

Chapter 4—Effectiveness of control and containment tools and methods

  Overview of available control methods
  Control methods for deer
  Control methods for feral pigs
  Control methods for feral goats
  Animal welfare considerations
  Role of commercial harvesting operations
  Role of recreational hunting
  Potential for new control and containment methods

Chapter 5— Improving control programs and research priorities

  Examples of successful control programs
  Key elements of successful control programs
  Other elements of success
  Towards better coordination at the government level
  Research priorities

Chapter 6—Conclusions and Recommendations

Appendix 1—Submissions, additional information and tabled documents

Appendix 2—Public hearings

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