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Threat Abatement Plan for Competition and Land Degradation by Feral Rabbits

Biodiversity Group Environment Australia, 1999
0 642 2546355

Appendix 2

Relevant objectives of the draft paper Conservation of Australian Species and Ecological Communities Threatened with Extinction. The National Strategy.

OBJECTIVE 4

TO INCREASE RESEARCH AIMED AT UNDERSTANDING AND MITIGATING OR ELIMINATING THREATENING PROCESSES AND PREVENTING THE EXTINCTION OF SPECIES AND ECOLOGICAL COMMUNITIES

4.3 Maintaining and expanding research into the effects of and control of introduced organisms that are endangering species and ecological communities, including the following national priorities:

foxes,

feral cats,

rabbits,

the dieback disease caused by Phytophthora species,

environmental weeds pursuant to the recommendations of the draft national weeds strategy.

OBJECTIVE 5

TO DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT PLANS FOR MITIGATING OR ELIMINATING THE EFFECTS OF THREATENING PROCESSES

5.3 Preparing and implementing plans to mitigate the effects of exotic animals on endangered and vulnerable species and endangered ecological communities, or on critical habitats of endangered and vulnerable species (complementary to national strategies for control of vertebrate pests). The most humane effective methods possible to be followed for control of exotic animals.

5.6 Maintaining the pest free status of islands that are important in the conservation of endangered and vulnerable species and eradicating pests from islands of conservation importance.