Research collaboration formed to tackle feral deer

TO tackle the escalating threat of feral deer, the Centre for Invasive Species Solutions has brought together five state and territory governments, three local councils, three universities, and three private environmental groups, to form Australia’s largest deer management research collaboration.

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Feral deer will be the focus of a new research collaboration.

The research has brought together a combined investment of $8.7 million, including $3.2 million of direct funding from the Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources.

The collaboration will work on four innovative projects to develop best practice management feral deer toolkits and better understand the role of feral deer in the transmission of disease to livestock, including Foot and Mouth Disease.

However, feral deer are not just a rural problem and one project will be specifically looking at developing management strategies for feral deer in peri-urban areas also.

Andreas Glanznig, chief executive officer of the Centre for Invasive Species Solutions, said the large-scale collaboration was formed following a National Workshop on Deer...

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