The federal government’s National Feral Deer Action Plan is welcome progress on this serious invasive pest.
But it doesn’t do enough for Victoria. We need definitive action to stop a million or more feral deer chomping and stomping our landscapes.
Feral deer destroy the habitats of threatened native wildlife. They devour shrubs, ringbark trees, trample rainforests and wallow in wetlands. Their hooves and antlers wreck orchards, farms and vineyards, and they’re a hazard on our roads.
We have until 5pm Monday 20 March to give feedback to the National Deer Management Coordinator.
The final plan must include actions that prevent further damage to Victoria’s natural areas and communities.