Optimising feral animal control to benefit threatened species on South East Queensland Islands

Date: 25, Jun, 2019
Author(s):   Salit Kark, Justine Shaw, Hugh Possingham, Hernan Caceres, Katrina Davis
Publisher: TSR Hub

Minjerribah, also known as North Stradbroke Island – or Straddie– has important environmental and cultural values, many of which are being negatively impacted by invasive species, specifically European red foxes and feral cats. This research project aims to support invasive species eradication planning on Minjerribah by gathering relevant local knowledge about eradication strategies, feasibility, community values and time preferences, in order to better inform management objectives. The findings can support the optimisation of invasive species management and will identify methods that systematically include local communities’ perspectives in future conservation planning, which can be applied on other inhabited Australian islands.