Feral ANIMALS

Feral pigs, feral cats and foxes are high priority pests because of the damage they cause to agricultural production and the environment. Feral pigs in particular are consistently identified by local governments in our region as a high priority due to their environmental and production impacts. 

QMDC has been working across the Queensland Murray-Darling Basin since 2004 to better coordinate feral animal control methods and efforts.  We involve numerous stakeholders from landholders through to government to carry out vital research into production and biodiversity impacts while investigating the benefits of coordinated control.

Partners include: 

  • Robert Wicks Pest Animal Research Centre (Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries) 
  • Biosecurity Queensland
  • Australian Government's National Landcare Programme and the Queensland Government Natural Resource Management Program
  •  Invasive Animals CRC
  • University of New England (Armidale, NSW)
  • Penn State (USA)

QMDC technical staff can provide landholders with advice on effective control methods based on the latest scientific resarch. Call our office on 07 4637 6200 or email: info@qmdc.org.au

 

Upcoming Events

Mental Health First Aid…free workshop.

28 June 2017

This is a Community Initiative: Sponsored by South West Hospitals and Health Service. Who can attend a course? Any interested adult can attend, though please note this course is not for adolescents to attend. This…  + read more

NAIDOC Week

02 July 2017

The importance, resilience and richness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages will be the focus of national celebrations marking NAIDOC Week 2017. The 2017 theme - Our Languages Matter - aims to emphasise and…  + read more

QMDC Member Meeting for the Maranoa region

06 July 2017

Our regular member meetings are a chance for you to hear about projects and activities in the Maranoa-Balonne and Border Rivers - from QMDC and our member organisations. All welcome. Where: Surat Bowls Club  When:  9:30am…  + read more