Draft National Feral Camel Action Plan Executive summary




Скачать 300.04 Kb.
НазваниеDraft National Feral Camel Action Plan Executive summary
страница1/8
Дата29.10.2012
Размер300.04 Kb.
ТипДокументы
  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8

ANNEX A

Draft National Feral Camel Action Plan

Executive summary


There are currently over one million camels in the rangelands of Australia and this population will double in the next 8-10 years. At this population level feral camels are having significant negative impacts across their extensive range and are expanding into new areas. The impacts are environmental, social, cultural and economic.


Management of camels across the rangelands is a complex issue that has two significant challenges:

  • the rapid reduction of the currently over-abundant feral camel population, and

  • building a legacy that will sustain on-going protection of assets and values of the rangelands.


In order to achieve significant reduction of the negative impacts of the camel population all governments, landowners and holders, communities and individuals will have to work together towards a common goal. That goal is:


Comprehensive, coordinated management of camels and their impacts that maintains and promotes the biodiversity, agricultural assets and social values of the rangelands for all Australians.


The national Feral Camel Action Plan has been developed to meet this need by providing a strategic and risk based approach upon which local, regional and state based management can be undertaken. The substantial number of stakeholders who will need to be involved in the implementation of the Action Plan may have some conflicting interests, especially when seeking to generate economic returns from removing camels from the landscape where markets to help do so are limited.


Aboriginal communities are concerned about religious as well as aesthetic, practical and physical dimensions of camel impacts. Attitudes to camels are not homogenous even within communities and many Aboriginal people value the potential they believe camels might provide for meaningful and productive activity.


The four key outcomes identified for this plan are the:

  • development of the Australian and international community’s understanding of and support for the management of feral camels and their impacts

  • amelioration of the negative impacts of feral camels by addressing the current over-abundance of feral camels through the immediate and substantial reduction in their numbers across the rangelands

  • adoption of a platform for the on-going long-term management of camels, and

  • development of partnerships and social capacities for camel management into the future.


Detailed actions are summarised on page 20 and detailed in the following section.


This Action Plan has been developed as a plan for an Existing Pest Animal of National Significance (EPANS) under the Australian Pest Animal Strategy (APAS). The Action Plan has been based on the APAS principles and will be implemented by the Feral Camel Working Group of the Vertebrate Pest Committee.

Table of Contents





Section




Page

1

Vision

4

2

Challenge

4

2.1

Why a national plan

5

2.2

What are the impacts of feral camels?

6

2.3

Primary stakeholders

7

2.4

Secondary stakeholders

11

3

Key outcomes

12

4

Process to be followed

12

4.1

Draft plan endorsement

12

4.2

Public comment

12

4.3

Implementation

12

5

Background

13

5.1

Camel ecology and biology

13

5.2

History of spread

15

5.3

Annotated bibliography of camel related research in Australia

15

5.4

Control methods

16

5.5

Socio-economic factors affecting management

17

6

Action Plan

17




Summary matrix

20

6.1

Goal 1 – The Australian public and international community understands and supports the management of feral camels

21

6.2

Goal 2 – The negative impacts of the overabundance of feral camels have been mitigated

28

6.3

Goal 3 – Adoption of platform for ongoing long-term management of camels

36

6.4

Goal 4 – Partnerships and social capacity for camel management are in place

40




Appendices

45

A1

Camel management stakeholders

46

A2

Australian Pest Animal Strategy – key principles

48

A3

Feral camel control methods

49




Consulted references

54



  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8

Похожие:

Draft National Feral Camel Action Plan Executive summary iconIsle royale national park management plan and the national environmental policy act (nepa) (David V.)

Draft National Feral Camel Action Plan Executive summary iconThe main objectives of this Report, consisting of the executive summary, the extended summary and the full report, are

Draft National Feral Camel Action Plan Executive summary iconPanel Report on the draft Replacement London Plan

Draft National Feral Camel Action Plan Executive summary iconNepad short-term action plan (stap)

Draft National Feral Camel Action Plan Executive summary iconExecutive Summary

Draft National Feral Camel Action Plan Executive summary iconExecutive Summary

Draft National Feral Camel Action Plan Executive summary iconExecutive Summary

Draft National Feral Camel Action Plan Executive summary iconExecutive summary

Draft National Feral Camel Action Plan Executive summary iconExecutive Summary

Draft National Feral Camel Action Plan Executive summary iconExecutive summary

Разместите кнопку на своём сайте:
Библиотека


База данных защищена авторским правом ©lib.znate.ru 2014
обратиться к администрации
Библиотека
Главная страница