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Pest Animals

fighting dingoes

Goondiwindi Regional Council Biosecurity Plan 2019-2022

Pest Animal

Category

Level of Impacts/Threats (potential and actual)

(e.g. Environment, Primary Industry, Social, Amenity)

Distribution and Density

Achievability or Management Objectives

Priority

Dingo/wild dog

Canis familiaris

Dingo/Wild Dog Fact sheet

Dog Fence & Bounty Info

Bisecurity Plan 2019/2022 - Community Objectives (pg27)

3,4,6

(dingo

also 5)

Kill, harass and maim stock. Carrier of disease

Throughout the region

 A. Intensive Control & Eradication

High

Feral cat

Felis catus

Feral Cat Fact sheet

3,4,6

Preys on native wildlife, competes for prey with native predators and carries parasites that can be harmful to wildlife.

Throughout the region

D. Technical Advice

Very Low

Feral pig

Sus scrofa

Feral Pigs Fact sheet

Bisecurity Plan 2019/2022 - Community Objectives (pg28)

3,4,6

Damage ecosystems, prey on small native animals and invertebrates, can disperse weeds. Damage to agricultural crops and prey on livestock.

Throughout the region

C. asset protection Strategic control

High

Foxes

Vulpes vulpes

Fox Fact sheet

Bisecurity Plan 2019/2022 - Community Objectives (pg33)

3,4,5,6

Kill stock, small mammals, frogs, fish and native ground-dwelling animals

Throughout the Region

C. asset protection Strategic control

Moderate

Rabbit

Oryctolagus cuniculus

Rabbit Fact sheet

3,4,5,6

Compete with native animals and livestock for food/habitat. Burrowing increases soil erosion. Damages crops, gardens and infrastructure.

Throughout the Region

D. Technical Advice

Very Low

Feral goat

Capra hircus

Feral Goat Fact sheet

3,4,6

Compete with native animals for food and habitat. Compete with livestock for pastures. Can damage farming infrastructure. Parasite and disease risk.

Throughout the Region

D. Technical Advice

Very Low

Fallow deer Dama dama

Red deer  Cervus elaphus

Chital deer  Axis axis

Rusa deer  Cervus timorensis

Chital Deer Fact sheet

Bisecurity Plan 2019/2022 - Community Objectives (pg32)

3,4,6

Damage to native grasses and biodiversity, soil erosion and land degradation from over grazing. Road safety hazard.

Isolated pockets

C. Asset protection Strategic control

Moderate

European carp

Cyprinus carpio

3,5,6,7

Feeding habits result in muddied water and uprooted aquatic vegetation, resulting in reduced oxygen levels.

Throughout waterways

D. Technical Advice

Very Low

Pest Animal

Category

Level of Impacts/Threats (potential and actual)

(e.g. Environment, Primary Industry, Social, Amenity)

Distribution and Density

Achievability or Management Objectives

Priority

Plague locusts

Austracris guttolosa and Locusta migratoria

Locusts Fact sheet

 

Can significantly reduce the quantity of pasture and crops.

Seasonal – throughout the region

D. Technical Advice

Very Low

Plague mice

Mus domesticus

House Mouse Fact sheet

 

Causes damage to crops and property.

Seasonal – throughout the Region

D. Technical Advice

Very Low

Councils may by resolution declare pests (weeds or animals) under local laws (Queensland Local Government Act 2009) if it is determined they are having/or have potential to pose a significant biosecurity risk or impact in the local government area.  *There are currently no pests declared under local laws for the Goondiwindi Regional Council area.

Pest Species

Category

Level of Impacts/Threats (potential and actual)

(e.g. Environment, Primary Industry, Social, Amenity)

Distribution and Density

Achievability or Management Objectives

Priority

Corella

Cacatua sanguinea

Bisecurity Plan 2019/2022 - Community Objectives (pg29)

Non-declared

Forms large flocks and inflict vast amounts of damage to electrical infrastructure, turfed areas and river trees.

Along the Macintyre River and Goondiwindi township

C. Asset protection Strategic control

High

Indian Myna

Acridotheres tristis

Myna Bird Trap Plans

Trapping Help Sheet

Non-declared

Competes with native birds for nesting sites and food.

Scattered throughout

D. Technical Advice

Low