In 2015, the PestSmart Connect website www.pestsmart.org.au was launched, which showcases the culmination of ten years of information gathering and research through the Invasive Animals CRC.
The Toolkit has more than 200 factsheets, case studies and guides on best practice pest animal management, along with video resources and ways to connect with people in your local region.
The online pest animal toolkits are a one-stop shop of practical knowledge to arm farmers and land managers with the information and connections they need to combat pest animals. The PestSmart Connect website features pest animal species that are a having a major impact on biodiversity and agriculture in Australia including wild dogs, foxes, feral cats, rabbits and carp. It also directly links to our FeralScan citizen science surveillance program and to our online training programs, also developed through the CRC.
Since its launch, the site has had more than 500,000+ clicks each year by close to 150,000+ users and is heavily promoted by our end-user networks including our industry partners and government agencies that link and direct their end-users to the site.
The PestSmart Connect website plans on evolving over the next few years to a resource that will be accessible and of use to all those involved in the pest animal space, from researchers through to land managers. You can learn more about this via our research page