Pest animals can have negative impacts on resources, natural environments, wildlife and commercial crops. All of New Zealand’s pest animals were brought here from overseas, either by accident or on purpose, and many have flourished in the absence of their natural predators.
Pest animal management support
How can we help you with your pest animals?
Council can provide the following support:
- Help with identifying unknown pests.
- Advice on animal control methods.
Please email your enquiry description (including high resolution photographs if possible) to STOP.PESTS@boprc.govt.nz.
Dama wallaby - unwanted pest
Dama wallabies were released near Lake Ōkāreka in 1912 and have now become well established in some Rotorua forests.
It's hard to believe such a cute, shy animal could be a problem but they have a huge appetite for grass, seedlings and shrubs. They're nocturnal and cautious so they're very hard to find and catch.
Please report wallaby sightings on our online app here .