Following the first session of the forum, a question and answer session was facilitated by Paul Willis. Presentations covered by this plenary session were:

  • Peter Fleming and Guy Ballard (Department of Primary Industries) - Yes, killing is sometimes essential for conservation.

  • Sebastian Lang (Director, Threatened Species Commissioner's Office) - Tackling feral cats.

  • Morgan Pratchett (James Cook University) - Should we and could we eradicate coral eating Crown-of-Thorns Starfish from Australia's Great Barrier Reef?

  • Joy Becker and Paul Hick (University of Sydney) - An epidemiologic model of koi herpesvirus (KHV) biocontrol.

  • Peter Bridgewater (University of Canberra) - The killing of the Magic Pudding Chef and the consequences for conservation

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