Managing the Impacts of Feral Camels across the Rangelands: Results of the Australian Feral Camel Management Project

Paperback - May 2016 - AU $75.00

Presents the results of the Australian Feral Camel Management Project which ran from 2009 to 2013.

In 2010, The Rangeland Journal published a Special Issue titled ‘Managing the Impacts of Feral Camels’ which reported on the research of the Desert Knowledge Cooperative Research Centre (DKCRC). The papers covered feral camel demography, distribution and impacts, land manager attitudes to feral camel impacts and management, relevant legislation and policy, control options and the economics and trade-offs of different management strategies. Importantly, the DKCRC work provided specific recommendations about management strategy and feral camel density targets to reduce impacts to specific levels and emphasised the importance of collaboration across industry sectors, land tenures and even jurisdictions to effectively manage a species as mobile as feral camels. + Full description

Recognising this, Ninti One Ltd developed a national feral camel management project proposal with 19 collaborating organisations. The project became known as the Australian Feral Camel Management Project (AFCMP) and ran from 2009 to 2013. This Special Issue documents those achievements and provides an excellent example of the value of applied research driving policy and funding allocation and guiding management. In turn, comprehensive management-based monitoring undertaken during the AFCMP has improved our level of knowledge and this will play an important role in future feral camel management.

Online edition now available. Visit The Rangeland Journal home page.

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Paperback | May 2016 | $ 75.00
ISBN: RJ38/02 | 97 pages
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing