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    11043: Feral Pig Control – Lake Muir / Byenup Wetlands, Walpole Wilderness Area and surrounds

    Lake Muir. Courtesy of Derani Sullivan, South West Catchments Council.
    Lake Muir. Courtesy of Derani Sullivan, South West Catchments Council.

    This project will undertake on-ground surveillance, trapping and humane disposal of feral pigs in the Lake Muir Byenup Ramsar Wetlands, Walpole Wilderness area, and surrounding remnant vegetation and private property.

    The Lake Muir Byenup Wetland is a Ramsar registered site that provides habitat for a number of threatened species including the Swamp donkey orchid (Diuris drummondii), Pink spider orchid (Caladenia harringtoniae) and Balson's pygmy perch.

    Eradication of feral pigs from the area and monitoring of pig activity will enhance the recovery of threatened species and reduce the risk of dieback.

    Accredited trappers will be employed to undertake the surveillance and trapping which will be coordinated with work undertaken by the Department of Environment and Conservation to maximise the benefit.

    Investment: $ 25 000
    Delivery organisation: Lake Muir Denbarker Community Feral Pig Eradication Group
    Project duration: February 2012 - June 2013
    Location: Lake Muir Byenup Ramsar Wetlands and surrounding private property; Walpole Wilderness Area; and Private property in Shire of Plantagenet, Cranbrook, Manjimup and Denmark
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