Feasibility study sustainable use of native mammals in the Aust Pet Industry


Project governance and implementation The project will be housed by the FATE Program, Institute of Environmental Studies, UNSW. Peter Ampt, Manager of the FATE Program is the Principle Investigator and will provide Project Management and coordination. Drs Rosie Cooney and Rosalie Chapple will conduct most of the research. An Advisory Group comprised of all research group members will provide technical guidance and expert inputs. This group will communicate through email and teleconferencing. FATE Project Officer Sue Stevens will be responsible for coordinating project implementation, including supporting meetings, facilitating communication and planning, ensuring timelines are adhered to, ensuring coherence among project components, managing project budgets, and ensuring timely reporting. Individual team members will lead on specific project components as outlined below. A parttime Research Assistant will be engaged to carry out literature reviews, stakeholder consultation and analysis. Groups to be consulted in completing the components outlined below will include animal welfare, veterinary, conservation/ecology, and wildlife trade organisations and associations, and pet industry representatives and wildlife breeders.


New and Emerging Animal Industries

Research Organisation

University of New South Wales

Objective Summary

The overall objective of the project is to report and make recommendations on the major constraints, opportunities, key people and issues to be considered in the development of a pet industry, with a focus on the eastern quoll and the Mitchell's hopping mouse.

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Project Start Date

Friday, January 30, 2009

Project Completion Date

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Journal Articles From Project

Not Available

National Priority

Frontier technologies for building and transforming Australian industries

National Priority

Adoption of R&D

National Priority

NAP-Provide new and developing animal industries with regular and up-to-date market assessments


Related publications


Australian Native Mammals as Pets: A feasibility study into conservation, welfare and industry aspects