Case Studies

quote1Best Practice in wild dog management

Best practice for wild dog management aims to deliver safe, efficient and humane outcomes that support continuing economic activity while being socially acceptable and environmentally sustainable.

Best practice wild dog management must be well planned, incorporate a structured and systematic risk-based approach, and be based on a clear view of what is to be done and how effectiveness is to be measured. In addition, control tools (e.g. trapping, baiting, shooting, netting or electric barrier fencing) must be carried out at a high level of efficiency, closely integrated with each other, and comply with relevant legislation.

  • Learning from the past - Wild dog control has come a long way in recent years but the community needs to guard against complacency. Effective wild dog management results from a nil-tenure, collaborative, community-driven approach. […]
  • Best practice tools and strategies - The challenge is to match the most effective tools and strategies to each situation and location Multiple tools can be used to complement each other for proactive and reactive control […]
  • Wild dog control – the journey - Before collaborative community-based, landscape scale control strategies Wild dog impacts were causing some landholders emotional and economic distress. Playing the ‘blame game’ often distracted landholders from finding effective solutions. Knowledge […]
  • Buried baits Wild dog management in Victoria today - Community-based control strategies deliver sustainable solutions The Victorian wild dog control program is considered best practice. A template-style delivery and response system ensures all producers can expect similar support. Community […]
  • Co-operation and extension - Tailored solutions using multiple engagement methods Best Wool Best Lamb (BWBL) – a producer-directed program aimed at promoting best practice agriculture. Groups were set up with a wild dog focus […]
  • Brian Dowley talks about baiting and CPE use at Clifton Creek Communication and understanding: Proactive dog control delivers -  Effective management requires a plan of action All stakeholders need to be engaged and own the problem. Landholders and farmers need to be heard and understood. Helping farmers to help […]
  • Community Landcare Case Study – for the National Wild Dog Action Plan - This project aimed to describe and analyze a ‘community’ approach by both Landcare Groups (LCGs) and Wild Dog Associations (WDAs) to highlight best practice community approaches, both generally and specifically […]
  • Community action for wild dog management – a series of case studies - Wild dog management in Australia has historically been understood and studied from the scientific and technical perspective. This involved a focus on the science of best management, and the implementation […]
  • Paroo Model of Wild Dog Control – Western QLD - The Paroo Shire residents have been leaders in developing and implementing best practice in the coordinated control of wild dogs. Wild Dogs are defined as feral dogs, dingoes and hybrid […]
  • Western division wild dog control – Western NSW - This case study investigates and documents the barriers and responses to improving wild dog management encountered between 2010 and 2016 in the Western Division of NSW.   DOWNLOAD THE CASE STUDY […]
  • Carnarvon Rangelands Biosecurity Association – Western Australia - This case study on the Carnarvon Rangelands Biosecurity Association was commissioned by the National Wild Dog Action Plan to demonstrate the impact of the role of an administrator on wild […]
  • Meekatharra Rangelands Biosecurity Association – Western Australia - Situated on the Great Northern Highway, Meekatharra is the largest centre in the Murchison, easily accessible with excellent sealed roads from Perth in the south, Geraldton in the west and […]
  • Biteback Program – South Australia - This case study tells the story of a successful community-driven landscape-scale approach to managing wild dogs in the Northern Flinders region of South Australia. Ultimately the success of Biteback will […]
  • Brindabella and Wee Jasper – NSW/ACT - This case study provides an example of an industry recognised ‘best practice’ community-driven partnership approach to local wild dog management that operates across all land tenures. The approach attempts to […]

The National Wild Dog Action Plan is an industry initiative endorsed by Government.

Last updated: August 9, 2017
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