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    10062: Fox and rabbit control in the Coastal Peel–Harvey catchment

    Attendees at fox and rabbit control workshops get the latest information on integrated pest management. Courtesy Colleen Archibald, Peel-Harvey Catchment Council.
    Attendees at fox and rabbit control workshops get the latest information on integrated pest management. Courtesy Colleen Archibald, Peel-Harvey Catchment Council.

    The coastal Peel-Harvey catchment is a unique environment with three internationally recognised Ramsar-listed wetlands and more than 50 individual wetlands of regional significance.

    The catchment is part of the internationally recognised south-west biodiversity hotspot, and contains portions of two nationally recognised hotspots that are rich in plant and animal species but are also under significant threat.

    Agricultural land is of high significance in the project area, due to increasing development and its proximity to the metropolitan region.

    With the help of State NRM Program funding, this project will provide a coordinated approach to baiting foxes and rabbits in the environmentally sensitive Peel-Harvey catchment. Fox and rabbit control workshops will be held to raise community awareness of the problems caused by feral animals and to promote integrated pest management.

    Coolup Land Conservation District Committee and the Serpentine Jarrahdale Landcare Centre have a long history of delivering fox-baiting programs in partnership with the Department of Agriculture of Food, Western Australia.

    This has led to an agreed set of procedures to allow for the smooth delivery of rabbit and fox baiting programs, which will be used in this project.

    Investment: $ 11 000
    Delivery organisation: Coolup Land Conservation District Committee
    Project duration: July 2011 - December 2012
    Location: Agricultural land in shires of Serpentine Jarrahdale, Murray, Waroona and Harvey within the coastal Peel–Harvey catchment
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