Eradication, Containment, Control And Mitigation

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Eradication, containment, control and mitigation are the four main strategies for dealing with established invasive species (Wittenberg & Cock, 2001). The options for each management strategy are varied based on the complexity of ecosystems, species richness, and climatic regions involved (Huston, 2004). During the implement of management programme, it is important to simultaneously monitor the impact of the actions, as some native species can also be affected by newly disturbances, the monitoring can identify negative unexpected results and allow us to change and adapt the programme to new approaches and situations (Huston, 2004; Wittenberg & Cock, 2001). Eradication The aim of eradication is completely eliminating one or more invasive species from an area and provide the opportunity for complete rehabilitation of the habitat, and therefore eradication is considered as the most effective strategy once the prevention methods have failed, despite the actions are always costly and require full commitment and widespread support from the relevant agencies and public until completion (Department of the Environment, 2016; Mack et al., 2000; Wittenberg & Cock, 2001). Eradication can be achieved by habitat management, and using of mechanical, chemical and biological control (Wittenberg & Cock, 2001). Eradication programme has been used to eradicate the giant African snail (Achatina fulica) population in south Florida and Queensland, various combinations of 12 mammal species from

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