FERAL photographers – the Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre would like to see your best shots.
Budding photographers are being asked to shoot feral animals with a camera for a national Feral Photos competition co-ordinated by the centre.
Natural resource management facilitator for the IACRC through the NSW Department of Primary Industries, Jessica Marsh, hoped the photo competition encouraged people to capture photographic evidence of feral animals and the damage they cause.
“Because feral animals are introduced they wreak havoc on the natural environment, decimate wildlife and severely affect agricultural production.
“This photo competition is one way to raise awareness about these impacts and highlights why we need to continue to make management of these pest animals a priority,” she said.
“This is the fifth year of the competition and we have received over 1000 entries since it started. Last year we had more than 400 entries, a mixed bag of everything from wild dogs, feral cats, foxes, rabbits, cane toads, myna birds, carp, camels and goats.”
There is a limit of five photo entries per person and a range of great prizes will be on offer. The competition closes September 30 2015.
The Invasive Animals CRC is a collaborative research centre working to deliver the tools and knowledge needed to combat the threat of invasive animals to reduce the impact Australia’s economy, environment, and people.
Submit photos online at the Invasive Animals CRC’s PestSmart Connect website: www.pestsmart.org.au/feral-photos.