Increased pest animals
An increase in pest animals increases pressure on the habitat and other animal species (native and domestic) as predation and/or competition for resources increases.
Suggested indicator: Exotic pest fauna+
Increased pest animal numbers may be associated with:
|Potential associated impacts||Suggested indicators+|
|Changed animal species composition||
|Changed vegetation condition and productivity|
|Reduced ground and canopy cover||
|Increased potential for soil erosion||
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Last updated 7 September 2010