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Effects on non-target animal populations of a rabbit trail-baiting campaign with 1080 poison

JC Mcilroy and EJ Gifford

Wildlife Research 18(3) 315 - 325
Published: 1991

Abstract

Populations of non-target birds and mammals on a semi-cleared grazing property near Braidwood, New South Wales, did not appear to be affected by a trail-baiting campaign against rabbits, Oryctolagus cuniculus, using pellet bait and 1080 poison. Rabbit numbers were reduced by about 90% and those of the fox, Vulpes vulpes, another exotic pest, by about 75%. Populations of both pest species began recovering soon after the campaign, indicating the need for continued control measures.



Full text doi:10.1071/WR9910315

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