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Joint media release: Thermal imaging puts heat on feral deer

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2 December 2021 The Australian Government funded a recent successful trial of thermal-assisted aerial control of fallow and red deer in the... Read More → Joint media release: Thermal imaging puts heat on feral deer

A report recommends a new approach to controlling Tasmania’s growing deer herd

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A new report by the Invasive Species Council, commissioned by the Bob Brown Foundation, proposes a feral deer management strategy to... Read More → A report recommends a new approach to controlling Tasmania’s growing deer herd

A new Senate inquiry report recommends that spread and impacts of feral deer be tackled head on

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The report’s recommendations focus on improving data on the spread and impacts of feral deer; supporting the roll out of the National... Read More → A new Senate inquiry report recommends that spread and impacts of feral deer be tackled head on

The New Victorian Deer Strategy

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Download the new Victorian Deer Strategy, prepared by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) and the Department of... Read More → The New Victorian Deer Strategy

Recent Media Releases

Feral deer control project pursues pests ‘hiding’ in SA with heat-seeking helicopter cameras

Media Releases

12 April 2022 – ABC News Thermal imaging cameras are being used for the first time in SA’s south-east to monitor feral deer... Read More → Feral deer control project pursues pests ‘hiding’ in SA with heat-seeking helicopter cameras

Invasive sambar deer species continues spread into northern New South Wales

Media Releases

10 March 2022 – ABC News Sambar dear are migrating further north They are the biggest feral deer in Australia and cause extensive... Read More → Invasive sambar deer species continues spread into northern New South Wales

Sambar deer are destroying rainforest canopy trees in fire-affected regions

Media Releases

27 December 2021 – ABC News “We know these rainforests can recover from fire, but we also know deer have the capacity to... Read More → Sambar deer are destroying rainforest canopy trees in fire-affected regions

Plan to rein deer growth on Melbourne’s outskirts

Media Releases

30 March 2022 – The Age The Victorian Government is developing a plan to control deer in peri-urban areas. Hunters will target feral... Read More → Plan to rein deer growth on Melbourne’s outskirts

Recent Events

National Feral Deer Management Coordinator attended CISS Innovation showcase at Parliament House

Events

Centre for Invasive Species Solution’s innovation showcase was hosted by the co-chairs of Parliamentary Friends of Primary Producers the... Read More → National Feral Deer Management Coordinator attended CISS Innovation showcase at Parliament House

18th Australasian Vertebrate Pest Conference 25-27 May 2021

Events

This conference brought together practitioners, researchers, wildlife managers and policy advisors to network, share their stories and... Read More → 18th Australasian Vertebrate Pest Conference 25-27 May 2021

Recent Newsletters

December 2021 Newsletter

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October 2021 Newsletter

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August 2021 Newsletter

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Radio

Victorian Country Hour

Radio

5 October 2020 Radio interview with National Deer Management Coordinator and how a National feral deer management plan is in development.... Read More → Victorian Country Hour

Literature

Dietary overlap between cattle and chital in the QLD dry tropics

Literature

Abstract Chital deer (Axis axis) are an ungulate species introduced to northern Queensland, Australia, in an environment where land is... Read More → Dietary overlap between cattle and chital in the QLD dry tropics

Reproductive seasonality and rate of increase of wild Sambar deer in a new environment, VIC

Literature

Abstract Sambar (Rusa unicolor) are the most numerous and rapidly expanding of Australia’s six introduced deer species, however, there is... Read More → Reproductive seasonality and rate of increase of wild Sambar deer in a new environment, VIC

Decline in body condition and high drought mortality limit the spread of wild chital deer in north-east QLD

Literature

Abstract Chital deer (Axis axis) were introduced to the Burdekin district of northern Queensland, Australia in 1886. Compared with most... Read More → Decline in body condition and high drought mortality limit the spread of wild chital deer in north-east QLD

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