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The 17th Australasian Vertebrate Pest Conference

Begins: 1 May 2017  
Ends: 4 May 2017
Organiser: Invasive Plants and Animals Committee
State: ACT
Program: N/A


Theme: Innovative solutions and future directions

The need for innovative and evidence based approaches to vertebrate pest animal management is imperative for providing solutions for Australian farmers, land managers, industry and government.

Innovative solutions come in many shapes and sizes. Since 2014 the first new wild dog and fox toxin bait in 50 years has been developed as well as new cutting-edge DNA detection tools to efficiently identify invasive predators and fish. Scientists and ecologists are also on track to release the first new rabbit biocontrol agent in 20 years and Australia’s first carp biocontrol agent. These innovative solutions are providing practical technologies to improve Australian agriculture, biodiversity and build our economy.

With at least 81 introduced vertebrate species having established populations in Australia – now is the time for action.

This conference will be the 17th in a series convened by the Invasive Plants and Animals Committee (IPAC). The conference is held triennially, with the last conference held in Brisbane in May 2014. The 2017 AVPC is being organised by the Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre, in conjunction with the Australian and ACT Governments.

For more information, pleae visit the conference website.