Invasive animals in the spotlight
Have your say about managing pest animals in Victoria through a new inquiry.
The Victorian Parliament's Environment, Natural Resources and Regional Development Committee has called for submissions for its 'Inquiry into the Control of Invasive Animals on Crown Land'.
The inquiry is a response to Parks Victoria's use of community hunting organisations in the control of invasive animals on Crown land, but has a broader mandate. The terms of reference include:
1. Assessment of the biodiversity outcomes, community safety and limitations of the trial conducted by Parks Victoria on control of deer populations in a national park.
2. Consideration of the application of these types of programs for other invasive animal species in partnership with Crown land managers.
3. Assessment of the relative costs and benefits, financial or otherwise, of other forms of pest control in national parks.
Any recommendations on pest management are welcome, and submissions can be received up until Monday 8 August 2016.