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Feral Animals of Tasmania

Feral Animals of Tasmania

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Introduced feral animals into Tasmania, some of which are native to the mainland of Australia
Introduced feral animals into Tasmania, some of which are native to the mainland of Australia

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The Threatened Species Network is a community-based program of theAustralian Government and WWF-Australia.
Feral
 animals
 
of  
 
tasmania
how 
 you
can help control the State’s worst pest animal species 
photo taken in Victoria
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Published in March
2008
byWWF-Australia.Wrld Wide Fund r Nature AustraliaABN
57 001 594 074
Cpyright ©
2008
WWF-AustraliaAll rights reserved. Any reprductinin ull r in part  this publicatinmust mentin the title and creditthe abvementined publisher as thecpyright wner.
The opinions expressed in this publicationare those o the authors and do notnecessarily reect the views o WWF or the Australian Government.
Authr/editr: Stephanie Pennigwerth,Melampus MediaIntrductin: Peter McGlne,Threatened SpeciesNetwrk,WWF-AustraliaDesigner: Kelly Eijdenberg,In
Graphic
DetailPrinted by: Printing Authrity TasmaniaCver image: F © Rhan ClarkeISBN: 1921031 25 5The authr and the ThreatenedSpecies Netwrk grateullyacknwledge the epert assistance Ge Allen, Glenn Atkinsn,Stewart Blackhall, Vic Causby,Wayne Dick, Jhn Diggle, MichaelDriessen, Rb Freeman, SarahGraham, Glenn Graves, Graham Hall,Andrew Hingstn, Jean Jacksn,Steve Lcke, Matthew Marrisn,Rdney Milner, Nick Mney,Sue Rbinsn, Grant Scurr, KeithSpringer, Clin Spry, Mick Statham,Sarah Tassell, Chris Tidemann, ChrisWisniewski, Eric Wehler and CathyYung in the preparatin  thispublicatin.The Threatened Species Netwrkis a cmmunity-based prgram  the Australian Gvernment andWWF-Australia. This publicatinhas been unded by the ThreatenedSpecies Netwrk, NRM Suth andthe F Eradicatin Branch  theTasmanian Department  PrimaryIndustries and Water.
The Threatened Species Network is a community-based program of theAustralian Government and WWF-Australia.
F  :
Threatened SpeciesNetwrkWWF-Australia191-193 Liverpl StHbart TAS
7000
 
P: 03 6234 3552
E: tsntas@ww.rg.auURL: www.ww.rg.au/tsn
 
When Captain James Ckreleased tw pigs n BrunyIsland in 1777, it was perhapsthe rst in a lng list  animalintrductins int Tasmania.Althugh Ck’s pigs died,many ther intrduced speciescntinue t thrive and, in smecases, threaten Tasmania’s uniquebidiversity. The cnrmedarrival  the Eurpean red in recent years signals ne  the greatest envirnmentalchallenges aced by theTasmanian cmmunity.The purpse  
Feral Animalso Tasmania
is t imprve thecmmunity’s knwledge andunderstanding  eral animals,and t encurage peple tbecme invlved in reprtingand managing them. Greatercmmunity awareness andreprting will result in imprvedmanagement decisins andbetter utcmes r Tasmania’snative auna and fra, as wellas r agriculture and therindustries.
Introduction
What is a ‘Feral animal’?
In the Tasmanian cntet, anintrduced animal is any animalthat is nt native t Tasmania.Animals native t mainlandAustralia, and which d ntnaturally ccur in Tasmania, areals cnsidered t be intrducedanimals. Such animals may arrivein Tasmania accidentally, r bedeliberately intrduced r avariety  reasns, includingsprt and recreatin, primaryindustry, bilgical cntrl, andcmpaninship (pets).A eral animal is any intrducedanimal which has becmeestablished in the wild. Feralanimals are able t reprduce andmaintain ppulatins, r havethe ptential t d s withutsignicant human supprt.
IN SoME WATERWAYS INMAINLAND AUSTRALIA, CARPCAN CoMPRISE MoRE THAN90% oF THE ToTAL FISHBIoMASS.
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