Journal article

Adaptive management experiments in vertebrate pest control in New Zealand and Australia

John P Parkes, Alan Robley, David M Forsyth, David Choquenot

Wildlife Society Bulletin | WILEY | Published : 2006

Abstract

Government conservation agencies in New Zealand and the Australian state of Victoria spend 20% and 4%, respectively, of their annual budgets to manage a small part of the problem caused by introduced mammals. Managers' uncertainty about the optimal strategies for applying pest control has led to major differences in management practices within the single pest control programs in both countries. Monitoring under a trial-and-error approach has not removed uncertainty but has led managers to support the application of adaptive management for their pest control. Control of brushtail possums (Trichosurus vulpecula) in New Zealand and red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) in Victoria, Australia, is conducted ..

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