Towards A Feral Free Future

8. Not just a rural problem – why we need tailored management plans for peri-urban areas?

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Episode notes

Many people think invasive species, and in particular feral animals, are only a problem in rural areas, but in this episode we’ll chat with two pest animal researchers from Biosecurity Queensland, Dr Matt Gentle and Dr Lana Harriott, who are looking at ways of effectively managing feral animals in urban landscapes, where approaches such as broadscale baiting, shooting and largescale fencing programs just simply can not be rolled out.

We may hear of more impacts from feral predators and other species in rural areas, but you may be surprised to know there are many ferals lurking likely in your own urban backyard or fence line, and stakeholders are calling for ways to manage them, that are safe, effective and timely.