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Managing pests: what to do and what not to do
Deer, rabbits, foxes - these introduced species pose a number of challenges for protecting native wildlife and habitat. How best to manage the threat? In this webinar, hear from experts in the field on the dos and don'ts of pest management.

Trust for Nature works with landholders across Victoria to protect the state's threatened wildlife. We've worked with more than 1,500 landholders across the state who have volunteered to protect habitat on their property forever with conservation covenants.

Event supported by Bushfire Recovery Victoria.

Dec 15, 2021 12:00 PM in Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

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John Read
John Read holds an Honours Degree in Zoology and PhD in Ecosystem Management and has published over 120 ecology and conservation studies and 4 popular non-fiction books, including the critically acclaimed ‘Among The Pigeons: Why our cats belong indoors’ Affiliated with the University of Adelaide but acting independently, John is the (co)founder and active director of many conservation projects including Arid Recovery, Middleback Alliance, Warru Recovery Team and Buffel Task Force (SA), Wild Deserts (NSW), Tetepare Descendants’ Association (Solomon Islands) and Thylation, the conservation innovation company that has commercialised John’s Felixer invention for controlling feral cats.
Brett Mills
Brett Mills is Senior Conservation Officer at Trust for Nature. He has been at Trust for Nature for 20 years and has mainly focused on private land management and stewardship including on ground restoration. He also manages and maintains five Trust for Nature properties on the Gippsland Plains. This has included a number of research trials, vegetation and threatened species management and native grassland health, including appropriate burning. Over the years as part of conservation covenant management he has focused on pest animal and weed control. For the last 18 months he has been managing the deer control program for high conservation value private property as part of the Bushfire Recovery Project in East Gippsland.
Neil Devanny
Neil Devanny is Vice Chair and Board member of the Victorian Rabbit Action Network (VRAN). He is a mentor for VRAN providing support and advice in the development of community led Rabbit Control Programs. He has a long history, through landcare work and as a farmer, of developing, managing and implementing effective long term rabbit control. He is currently the community representative on the Agriculture Victoria review panel of the 'Compliance and Enforcement' program.
Tim Bloomfield
Tim Bloomfield has 44 years of field experience in pest and land management across roles in state governments, councils and private businesses in Victoria and interstate. He has helped develop and manage environmental strategies, and action plans, for governments, private landholders and community groups. Tim worked as a consultant to the Tasmanian government managing its Red Fox incursion, and was co-author and implementer of the successful Phillip Island Fox Eradication Strategies. He is an advocate for best practice pest management to help recreate our environment and make it more representative of country.