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Feral Animals

A range of animals have been introduced into Australia since European settlement and are collectively known as feral animals.  These feral animals often compete with native animals that have evolved in isolation.  In Australia, feral animals typically have few natural predators or fatal diseases and some have high reproductive rates. As a result, their populations have not naturally diminished and they can multiply rapidly if conditions are favourable.

Introduced species cause major impacts, not only to our native plants and animals but they also have social and economic impacts, particularly on agriculture.

Recent Council programs have targeted: 

Cane toads   

 

 

Foxes, cats, and wild dogs:           

 

Further information on feral animals can be found at: 

Feral.org - http://www.feral.org.au/ 

Department of Sustainability, Environment Water, Population and Communities -  http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/invasive/ferals/