Australia’s wild camel population is one of the biggest in the world. There is estimated to be over 1 million camels.  Feral camels are having significant negative impacts and are expanding into new areas.

Some of the major impacts include:

  • Landscape damage including damage to vegetation through foraging and trampling, selective browsing on rare and threatened flora and damage to wetlands through fouling and trampling.
  • Damage to grazing lands, water sources, and fences which allows livestock to escape.
  • They compete with native animals for food and water, and destroy national parks and anything in their way.