High priority animal species

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High priority invasive species are defined in the Department of Agriculture and Food's Invasive Species Plan for Western Australia as high risk species that can establish widely and cause undesirable impact upon agricultural enterprises. These species are likley to be feasibily prevented, eradicated or contained and controlled.

The high priority list for declared animal species known to be present in WA was developed by the Invasive Species Program after considering the species position on the invasion curve, expert opinion and economic analysis.

 

Responding to incursions of invasive species not known to be present in Western Australia is the highest priority for the Invasive Species Program.

For declared animals known to be present in WA, a high priority list was developed that identifies those pest animal species that will have the greatest impact upon agricultural enterprises.

For further details, refer to the Invasive Species Position Statement No.3 - Priority Declared Species - Agricultural Impact, which can be downloaded from this page.

Priority Declared Animal Species
Priority Number Declared Animal Species
1

European starling

Sturnus vulgaris

2

Feral goat

Capra hircus

3

Sulphur-crested Cockatoo

Cacatua hircus

4

Northern Palm Squirrel

Funambulus pennantii

5

Wild dog

Canis dingo, Canis lupus familiaris, Canis dingo x Canis lupus familiaris

6

Rainbow lorikeet

Trichoglossus haematodus

7

Fallow deer

Dama dama

8

Red deer, wapita, elk

Cervus elaphus

9

Feral pig

Sus scrofa

10

Feral camel

Camelus dromedarius (feral)

11

Red fox

Vulpes vulpes

12

Feral donkey

Equus asinus (feral)

13

Western corella

(northern and central wheatbelt subspecies)

Cacatua pastinator butleri

14

Feral horse

Equus caballus (feral)

15

Wild rabbit

Oryctolagus cuniculus

Page last updated: Wednesday, 19 October 2016 - 10:58am