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Initiative 30

Protecting valuable land from Wallabies

The Agile Wallaby is considered a pest species by pastoralists in northern Australia, particularly in the Top End. Pastoralists claim that high density wallaby populations cause environmental degradation, significantly increase production costs (e.g. labour, fencing), and ultimately affect farm viability. The Agile Wallaby (Macropus agilis) is protected by law.

What are we doing?

This project is a scoping and feasibility study that will build a case for where R&D investment should be targeted, and establish the potential partnerships of key stakeholders with a vested interest in supporting development and implementation of a management plan for the Agile Wallaby.

Timing:

February 2015

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