Kararehe Kino - Vertebrate Pest Research Issue 24
June 2014 — Engaging Society in Pest Management
In this issue
Editorial: Importance of engaging society in pest management
The involvement of the public in all aspects of the management of pests is vital for a successful outcome.
Crowdsourcing for a predator-free New Zealand
New Zealanders face the important challenge of determining how to better control these predatory pests by using their limited resources more creatively.
Making pest management research accessible via computer games
Ora – Save the Forest! is an online, fun-filled ecosystem adventure game based on real-life data and forest-pest-management models.
What motivates communities to create sanctuaries?
Publically-launched projects provide a significant new contribution to the conservation cause.
Environmental monitoring framework for New Zealand production lands
Catriona MacLeod and the Agricultural Research Group on Sustainability (ARGOS) present a proposed environmental framework for assessing sustainable land management of New Zealand’s production landscapes.
Non-market valuation of New Zealand biodiversity
Choice modelling, a tool used to value goods that don't have observable market prices is an appropriate tool for valuing both biodiversity and efforts to protect biodiversity.
Social and biodiversity benefits of predator eradication in a Central Otago community
Relocation of lizard populations in accessible areas where the public can enjoy them, be involved in the restoration process and become involved in local conservation projects.
Economic instruments for management of mongoose in Fiji
Cost-benefit analysis of mongoose control based on village survey data of losses of livestock and fruit crops.
Community input into a sanctuary in Abel Tasman National Park
Restoration projects undertaken by the Abel Tasman Birdsong Trust reflects similar projects undertaken by many community-based teams of volunteers throughout New Zealand.
Cultural control of possums
How would ancient Māori have addressed the possum problem in a culturally appropriate manner if possums had co-existed with them?
Communities, agencies and 1080
Opportunities for enhanced community engagement in pest control decision-making.
How can science guide best-practice pest management?
Dean Anderson and colleagues from the Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre (IA CRC) in Australia report on how science can better guide best-practice pest management.
Some recent vertebrate-pest-related publications.