2018 NSW Vertebrate Pest Management Symposium

People, Planning and Practice

16-18 October 2018, Opal Cove Resort, Coffs Harbour, NSW

2018 NSW Vertebrate Pest Management Symposium

People, Planning and Practice

16-18 October 2018, Opal Cove Resort, Coffs Harbour, NSW

2018 NSW Vertebrate Pest Management Symposium

People, Planning and Practice

16-18 October 2018, Opal Cove Resort, Coffs Harbour, NSW

2018 NSW Vertebrate Pest Management Symposium

People, Planning and Practice

16-18 October 2018, Opal Cove Resort, Coffs Harbour, NSW

2018 NSW Vertebrate Pest Management Symposium

People, Planning and Practice

 

The 2018 NSW Vertebrate Pest Management Symposium was held at Opal Cove Resort, Coffs Harbour, from the 16th – 18th October 2018. The symposium followed on from the 2016 symposium, held in Orange. Over 200 people attended the 2018 symposium, with representatives from government and non-government organisations attending. A trade exhibition display of some of the latest products and services offered in pest management was an integral part of the symposium.

In 2016, the NSW Vertebrate Pest Management Symposium took a fresh look at the many new developments in science, policy and practice, including:

  • new control and monitoring techniques and modifications to existing techniques
  • new control and monitoring techniques and modifications to existing techniques
  • greatly increased affordability of some equipment (e.g. camera traps) that had led to a massive increase in the use of some monitoring techniques
  • more examples of ways to establish and maintain regional pest control groups
  • passing of the Biosecurity Act 2015 and associated development of underlying regulations
  • Natural Resources Commission review of pest animal management in NSW.

At the 2018 symposium, the theme of People, Planning and Practice placed a sharper focus on the three key elements for successful pest management in New South Wales.

With many changes, developments and new tactics always emerging, it was a good time to bring people involved in pest animal management, research and policy together to discuss best practice. The NSW Vertebrate Pest Management Symposium is a practitioner’s forum, bringing together government and non-government people to discuss grass-roots pest management. The diversity of presentations and the field trip that was held were informative, with great information shared.

The aims of the NSW Vertebrate Pest Management Symposiums are to:

  • have a better understanding of what’s going on in the different areas of vertebrate pest management, research and policy
  • have the chance to reconnect with peers and look at opportunities for collaboration
  • have the chance to identify and discuss key issues and solutions relating to different areas of vertebrate pest management
  • seek out new ideas and opportunities for collaboration and innovation.

 

Symposium Program

Please click below to download the Symposium program

Symposium Presentations

Please click below to view PDF’s from some of the symposium presentations.

Expression of Interest

The next NSW Vertebrate Pest Management Symposium will be held in Dubbo in 2020. Add your details below to our Expression of Interest database to be kept updated as plans for the next symposium progress. Watch this space!
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