Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

Abstract

Outcomes of the Australian Feral Camel Management Project and the future of feral camel management in Australia.

Abstract

The Australian Feral Camel Management Project achieved its feral camel density targets at nominated environmental sites, with feral camel density being used as a de facto measure of feral camel impact. The project recognised that it was only the first step in a more concerted effort to bring feral camel impacts under control and therefore had a major focus on building capacity for future feral camel management. Although it had a management focus, the project provided a valuable opportunity to improve our knowledge of feral camel damage and management with an extensive monitoring and evaluation process. The final report of the project provides 24 recommendations that should be considered by all stakeholders in undertaking ongoing feral camel management.