Assessment and prioritisation of risk for forty exotic animal species

This report documents work commissioned by the Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre to validate and refine risk assessment models used nationally in decisions to import and manage introduced vertebrate species. The intent of the project was to:

  • increase predictive accuracy, scientific validation and adoption of risk assessment models for the import and keeping of exotic vertebrates
  • reduce the risk of new vertebrate pests establishing introduced populations in Australia.

Risk assessments conducted for 40 species
The Bomford models in Risk Assessment Models for Establishment of Exotic Vertebrates in Australian and New Zealand (Bomford 2008) were explored for their ability to reasonably predict, across a wide range of species and risk levels, risks of potential pest establishment (in the wild) and adverse impacts. Risk assessments were conducted for Australia for 40 introduced vertebrate species.

Author Marion Massam, Win Kirkpatrick and Amanda Page
Secondary Author Wendy Henderson
Year 2010
Place published Canberra
Publisher Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre
Institution Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia
Pages 12 pp (Exec Summary) / 116 pp (full rept)
ISBN/ISSN Web ISBN 978-0-9806716-8-1