Pest Animal Biosecurity Management

Pest Animal Biosecurity Management
22 Aug
22 Aug

Description

The event will provide an overview of the current biosecurity governance structures at the Commonwealth and State level, and the latest research and development in control methods to assist on-ground programs. There are a number of collaborative approaches to successfully manage pest animal species, and these will be highlighted through case studies from Local Government, Recognised Biosecurity Groups and community organisations. Information will be relevant to both metropolitan and regional land managers across Western Australia. 

The Hon Alannah MacTiernan MLC, Minister for Regional Development; Agriculture and Food; Ports, has been invited to open the event with a keynote address. Expert speakers include representatives from the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, Biosecurity Council, WA Biodiversity Science Institute, the Local Governments of Cockburn and Bunbury, Central Wheatbelt Biosecurity Association, and the Lake Muir Denbarker Community Feral Pig Eradication Group.

The program will cover: 
 
  • The legislation, strategies and policy that set the strategic direction for the management of emerging and ongoing biosecurity issues
  • Environmental biosecurity priorities to protect WA’s unique biodiversity
  • Monitoring and survey techniques to prioritise pest animal species and on-ground areas to target for efficient and effective program outcomes
  • Existing and emerging management options for feral cats
  • The outcomes of recent virus releases for the biological control of rabbits
  • Long-term reduction in wild dogs by a Recognised Biosecurity Group (RBG)
  • Strategies for corella control and management arrangements under the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016
  • Integrated control programs for foxes, rabbits, cats, corellas and European honey bees in natural areas managed by Local Government
  • The spike in European Wasps nests across Perth over the past summer and the surveillance and eradication program
  • Feral pig control in high conservation value ecosystems in the Walpole Wilderness

To view the full program please click here.

Please note morning tea and lunch will be provided on the day. Registrations for this event will open on Monday, 15 July.

For more information, please contact WALGA's Environment Team or call (08) 9213 2027.

Target Audience

Local Government Officers, Community Groups, State Government, Corporate
Pest Animal Biosecurity Management
  • Thursday, 22 August 2019
  • 8:45 AM to 3:15 PM (Registration from 8:15AM)
  • Aloft Hotel Perth
  • $99.00 (Incl GST) Local Government and Community Groups
    $154 (Incl GST) State Government and Corporate
    $55 (Incl GST) Webinar
RSVP by Friday, 16 August Register Now
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