Feral camel surveys in the interior of WA
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 October 2012 11:01
Science Division Research Project: Feral camel surveys in the interior of WA
There is evidence that the Australian feral camel population has doubled over the last 8-10 years, with some estimates of the population being put as high as 1 million camels. About half of this population is thought to be in Western Australia. There is growing concern that feral camels are now having deleterious impacts on the environment, on pastoral and community infrastructure and on cultural values. In addition, there continues to be interest in the commercial utilisation of camels for meat and other purposes. In order to make informed decisions about the likely impacts of feral camels and their management, it is necessary to have an understanding of the density and distribution of feral camels in Western Australia and of their movement patterns, population dynamics and impacts.
- To quantify the distribution and density of feral camels and other pest animals including donkeys, wild horses and wild cattle in the interior of WA as a basis for assessing environmental, infrastructure and cultural impacts and for developing cost effective control strategies.
- Staff publications
Searching Science Division Staff paper bibliography for "cane toad"
- Bibliography from Conservation Science Library catalogue
- Feral camels in Western Australia
- Feral camel survey reports