A number of pest animals are found in Kempsey Shire, including:
These pest animals cause problems by:
For these reasons, pest animals present a significant threat to our environment, economy and community health and well-being.
Under the Biosecurity Act 2015, government, industry and the community have a duty to work together to reduce the negative impacts of pest animals in New South Wales.
If you are a land manager, you need to:
The North Coast Regional Strategic Pest Animal Management Plan(PDF, 3MB) provides information on how you can meet your obligations under the Act, as well as general guidance about local pest animal management.
The common myna (or Indian myna) was introduced into Australia from southern Asia in the 1860s. Myna birds are now listed as one of the world’s 100 worst invasive species by the International World Conservation Union.
Mynas have become a major problem along the east coast of Australia because: