Goats (Capra hircus)

Feral goats occur in all states and territories except on the mainland of the Northern Territory. The main concentrations are in western New South Wales, southern Queensland, central eastern South Australia and Western Australia. Feral goats occur in a wide range of habitats but are not very successful where dingoes are present.

In the Endangered Species Protection Act 1992 the Commonwealth Government has listed ‘ competition and land degradation by feral goats’ as a Key Threatening Process to the survival of native species. Hence, the preparation and implementation of a ‘Threat Abatement Plan’.

Author Northern Territory Government
Date null
Year 2007
Institution Natural Resources, Environment and The Arts
Pages 1
Notes Notes
Region NT
Links https://www.nt.gov.au/nreta/wildlife/animals/exotic/goat.html