Journal article

Past, present and two potential futures for managing New Zealand's mammalian pests

John P Parkes, Graham Nugent, David M Forsyth, Andrea E Byrom, Roger P Pech, Bruce Warburton, David Choquenot

NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF ECOLOGY | NEW ZEALAND ECOL SOC | Published : 2017

Abstract

In 2003, a review of how introduced mammals were managed as pests in New Zealand was published. Since then trends for the control of these mammals include moves from pest-by-pest prioritisation towards site-based and multiple-pest management, extension of large-scale aerial control of predators to include beech forests, increasing intensive management of sites by private and non-government agencies, and increasing effort by regional councils and managers of vectors of bovine tuberculosis. The current deployment is the sum of largely independent decisions made by different agencies and individuals with different priorities. National agencies might optimise their own decisions, but overall dep..

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