Training pilot completed for pest animal controllers

Training pilot completed for pest animal controllers

Through the National Wild Dog Action Plan a project has been commissioned to identify national requirements and standards for those wishing to work as Pest Animal Controllers. Three pilot training programs will be conducted throughout mainland Australia to provide individuals dealing with pest animals the confidence, knowledge and training required to quickly, efficiently, and humanely…

Invasive Animals CRC Awards 2016 winners

Invasive Animals CRC Awards 2016 winners

The Chief Executive’s Award for Student Achievement has been awarded to Jonas Bylemans from the Institute for Applied Ecology, University of Canberra. Jonas began his PhD studies with the Institute for Applied Ecology in December of 2013 working with Associate Professor Di Gleeson and her team on eDNA surveillance for multiple high risk invasive aquatic…

FeralScan wins top national environmental award

FeralScan wins top national environmental award

The FeralScan community pest animal monitoring and mapping program has been recognised with one of Australia’s top environmental honours, receiving the Minister’s award for a cleaner environment in the field of research and science excellence. The award, sponsored by the Australian Government Department of Environment and Energy, was announced during the 2016 Banksia Foundation Awards…

Leading carp virus researcher honoured

Leading carp virus researcher honoured

CSIRO scientist, Dr Ken McColl has been recognised for the value and impact of his carp biocontrol research by being announced the 2016 recipient of the Professor Dave Choquenot Science Award for Excellence in Pest Animal Research. Andreas Glanznig, Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre (IA CRC) CEO, said that this award was extremely deserved by…