Review of existing Red Fox, Feral Cat, Feral Rabbit, Feral Pig and Feral Goat control in Australia. II. Information Gaps

Final report
Ben Reddiex, David M. Forsyth.
Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2004

8. Recommendations

  1. The proposed experiments evaluating the benefits of feral goat, feral pig, feral rabbit, and fox control should be undertaken as funding permits. The experimental design should not be compromised in order to reduce the costs of the experiments: it would be preferable for just one experiment to be adequately funded rather than several experiments inadequately funded.
  2. Research to develop methods for estimating the relative and absolute abundance of feral cats and foxes should be funded.

9. Acknowledgments

We thank Steve McLeod, Glen Saunders, Tony Arthur, Greg Mutze, Alan Robley, Peter Caley, Jim Hone, Andrew Woolnough, Peter Fleming, Eve McDonald-Madden, and Michael Scroggie for providing useful comments on parts of this report.

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