Animals like koalas and kangaroos could be killed in parts of South Australia, where high populations damage the landscape.
A report from a parliamentary inquiry recommended that the State Minister for the Environment immediately decide whether koala, western gray kangaroos, long-nosed fur seals, and small corals are abundant in some areas.
Culling is an option that could be proposed, even though the report acknowledges that the need for culling is reluctant to be publicly communicated, as "some community groups consider the concept of culling to be a vile approach to dealing with overly many species" ,
The study by Parliament's Committee on Natural Resources examined the impact and management of certain overweight animals and pests, as well as the effectiveness of current measures to keep the number under control.
If the recommendation is accepted to declare the population numbers of certain species too high, this would trigger the powers of the Ministers to issue control options.
Regarding Koalas, the committee received evidence from the Kangaroo Island Natural Resources Management Bureau and demanded that populations on the island be eliminated.
"The agency is concerned that the koala population will continue to rise until irreparable damage to the habitat occurs," the report said.
The committee heard that sterilization of the koala population of kangaroo island had little success.
"Population numbers on the island continue to rise and their impact threatens biodiversity," the report said.
The study identified small corals as species that need to be farmed nationwide because the species has become "so productive that isolated management measures are ineffective".
In the case of long-nosed seals, the committee heard that the species affected the Coorong fishery.
However, the report states that clubs are just one of several options that could be considered, and there were numerous tools that would not include clubs, such as clubs. B. Habitat modification and acoustically repellent devices.
In the committee's report, presiding member Josh Teague said that an excessive number of species pose an "immediate threat" to wildlife and habitats.
"The oversupply of different species has been caused by changes in the landscape, including the clearing of native vegetation," he said.
"In addition, the committee has heard that there will only be a lot of other biodiversity in the state if we act to solve the problem by killing abundant animals."
with the Australian Associated Press