Feral Animal Control Project – Update

camera captures picture of fox at night

Feral animals caught on private property in Serpentine

This $42,000 grant from NRM WA is coming to an end after more than 3 years of feral animal control activities on public and private land:

  • More than 1600 baits laid during 6 subsidised baiting seasons at optimum times of the year; also to encourage landholders to bait at the same time to increase baiting effectiveness.
  • Trapping carried out by a contractor in 6 bushland reserves.
  • Traps purchased – 4 cage traps, and 37 soft jaw traps (equates to 12 semi-permanent trapping sites).
  • 4 workshops held for land owners, including demonstrations of soft jaw trapping (an alternative to baiting).
  • Survey of baiters during spring 2016, quantifying 197ha of baiting, covering a buffer area of 54,000ha – in one season of baiting alone.

Additional $42,000 contribution cash and in-kind from Waroona Landcare Centre, Local Government Agencies, Dept of Agriculture, Peel-Harvey Catchment Council, community groups, and landholders.

People standng around trapper Eddie Juras as he demonstrates setting soft jaw traps

Trapping demonstration at Myara Brook

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