Lead researcher: Peter West, NSW Department of Primary Industries, firstname.lastname@example.org
Base-line information on the extent and abundance of pest birds is required to evaluate the effectiveness of on-ground control activities, as well as government policy, programs, and investment. Current information on pest birds is primarily managed in discrete state-based datasets within many organisations, meaning that any attempt at examining trends across the Australian landscape requires collation of data from a variety of sources.
This project aimed to directly address the need for improved information on the extent and abundance of pest bird species across the Australian states and territories through 4 objectives:
- Implement nationally endorsed monitoring protocols (at a finer-scale) to collect, collate and report information for priority pest bird species throughout Australia (to complement existing datasets for terrestrial pest animal species being addressed in concurrent projects and government reporting initiatives).
- Develop improved Australia-wide datasets for priority pest bird species for monitoring, evaluation, reporting and program improvement (MERI), to support regional NRM groups and land managers.
- Centralise data for introduced pest bird species from available information, and producing consistent mapping and data products for relevant regional, state/territory and national authorities to complement government initiatives for pest species data reporting.
- Deliver information products to relevant agencies, land managers, community- groups and regional NRM bodies, via government data libraries, portals, and web-sites.
This project was funded under the Australian Pest Animal Research Program (APARP).
For more APARP projects, visit: www.pestsmart.org.au/australian-pest-animal-research-program/
|Secondary title||APARP Report|
|Publisher||NSW Department of Primary Industries|
|Region||Australia - national|
Download report: National mapping of the abundance of established, new and emerging pest animals to improve decision-making and the assessment of government investment programs STAGE 2: INTRODUCED PEST BIRDS [ 3.8 Mb PDF ]