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    11067: Shire of Westonia vermin control

    Fox numbers will be controlled through baiting and a fox shoot scheduled for the last weekend in March 2013. Courtesy Katrina Kingston, Shire of Westonia.
    Fox numbers will be controlled through baiting and a fox shoot scheduled for the last weekend in March 2013. Courtesy Katrina Kingston, Shire of Westonia.

    The Shire of Westonia has many nature reserves that provide habitat for Malleefowl.

    Malleefowl were once found throughout the southern half of Australia but are now regarded as threatened nationally and 'rare or likely to become extinct' in WA.

    This project aims to control two vermin that impact on the survival of Malleefowl: foxes and rabbits. Foxes predate Malleefowl, impacting directly on population numbers. Rabbits disturb and modify Malleefowl habitat through grazing, having an indirect impact on the success of Malleefowl populations.

    Over 1500 meat baits will be laid to control foxes. A fox shoot will also be coordinated as part of the red card for red fox program to be held on the last weekend of March.

    10 kilograms of grain baits will be laid to control rabbits.

    Investment: $ 10 513
    Delivery organisation: Shire of Westonia
    Project duration: February 2012 - July 2013
    Location: Reserves within the Shire of Westonia where there are Malleefowl

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