Make introduction of non-native mammals for sporting purposes illegal
Overall effectiveness category No evidence found (no assessment)
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
Mammals introduced for sporting purposes may negatively affect native species. This may be through such processes as predation of native mammals (Saunders et al. 2010), through competition for resources or through hybridising with native species (Reid & Montgomery 2007). Banning importation of non-native mammals for sporting purposes could reduce or prevent further such threats.
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Saunders G.R., Gentle M.N. & Dickman C.R. (2010) The impacts and management of foxes Vulpes vulpes in Australia. Mammal Review, 40, 181–211.