Stakeholder views on pest management in Australia
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Some animals and plants cause significant environmental, economic, social and emotional damage. This article reports on five surveys carried out across Australia from 2013-2016. The surveys sought stakeholder insights on the institutional arrangements affecting private citizen engagement in pest management. As expected, many responses noted issues with resourcing, coordination, administration, policy and demographics. Others revealed the human dimensions impacting citizen participation. These include trust, temperament, education and motivation. This empirical study contributes to the development of evidence-based reforms and presents policy makers with new insights on the challenges affecting citizen participation in pest management.