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Use of an ungulate-specific feed structure as a potential tool for controlling feral goats in Australian forest ecosystems

Hunt, Rob J.; Claridge, Andrew W.; Fleming, Peter J. S.; Cunningham, Ross B.; Russell, Benjamin G.; Mills, Douglas J.

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The feral Goat (Capra hircus) has successfully exploited a range of landscapes around the world with occurrences of overabundance resulting in significant damage to ecological values. In forested ecosystems in Australia, there are currently limited means to control the species when compared to the range of management techniques available for other pest animals. To redress this deficiency, we designed a feed structure combined with commercially available salt blocks to attract goats to set...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014-09
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/13578
Source: Ecological Management & Restoration
DOI: 10.1111/emr.12129

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