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Regional pest management strategies

Weeds and pest animals cause substantial damage to agriculture and our environment, so it’s essential we manage them in NSW national parks and reserves. Our regional pest management strategies aim to minimise the impact of pests on biodiversity in NSW. 

We work hard to protect our parks and neighbours from pests and weeds, ensuring measurable results.

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From foxes and rabbits through to lantana and blackberry, there are at least 30 species of pest animals and more than 500 weeds in Australia. All of them can cause substantial damage to Australian biodiversity, our agriculture, and our environment, so it’s essential we manage them properly in NSW national parks and reserves.

Our regional pest management strategies are a critical part of our commitment to minimising this adverse pest impact. By identifying and focusing on the highest-priority programs, ensuring achievable actions and measurable results, we pull out all the stops to protect our parks from pests and weeds.

We collaborate when developing and implementing our programs, working with neighbours, other government agencies, livestock health and pest authorities, local councils, pest committees, universities and community groups to reach the best possible outcomes.

Our strategies have benefitted from comprehensive public input, and have significant positive effects on biodiversity, protected areas and the community.

Parks related to this program

Gum tree. Photo:Debby McGerty