Threat abatement plan
Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts, 2008
- Threat abatement plan for competition and land degradation by unmanaged goats - Report (PDF - 135 KB) | (RTF - 327 KB)
- Threat abatement plan for competition and land degradation by unmanaged goats - Background (PDF - 167 KB) | (RTF - 396 KB)
This threat abatement plan (TAP) establishes a national framework to guide and coordinate Australia's response to the impacts of unmanaged goats (Capra hircus) on biodiversity. It identifies the research, management and other actions needed to ensure the long-term survival of native species and ecological communities affected by competition and land degradation caused by unmanaged goats. It replaces the TAP for competition and land degradation by feral goats published in 1999 (EA 1999a).
This plan should be read in conjunction with the publication Background document for the threat abatement plan for competition and land degradation by unmanaged goats (DEWHA 2008). The background document provides information on unmanaged goat characteristics, biology and distribution; impacts on environmental, economic, social and cultural values; and current management practices and measures.