Updated 9 August 2019 1:17pm
Wallabies are present in the North Island and we need to keep them out of our region.
||Bennetts (red-necked) wallaby
Why are they a problem?
Wallabies have similar eating habits to possums. They:
- Eat native and exotic seedlings, preventing regenerating native bush and damaging plantation forests
- Compete with livestock for pasture
- Reduce the forest understorey with possible impacts on water quality
- They can damage tall tussock grasslands, which if bare ground becomes exposed, is at a higher risk of soil erosion
Spotted a wallaby?
If you see this pest, note the location, take a photo if you can, and contact us on 0800 496 734 or firstname.lastname@example.org