Simon Corbell has today announced the creation of the “Pest Animal Management Group” and the “ACT Pest Animal Management Strategy 2012-2022” to manage native and foreign pest animals:
“The group will be responsible for overseeing key objectives including measures to prevent the introduction of new pest species, reducing damage by established pests and native animals and increasing awareness, understanding and coordination.
This strategy will serve as a guide for government, land managers, community groups and individuals with responsibility for, or interest in, the management of pest animals.”
A fact sheet has also been released, and it seems to have expanded the definition of ‘pest’:
Native animals such as kangaroos, cockatoos and
possums are also capable of causing unacceptable
damage to social, environmental or economic resources.