12115: Protection of endangered species at Paruna Wildlife Sanctuary through feral animal control

    The 2000 hectare Paruna Wildlife Sanctuary provides a critical wildlife corridor between Walyunga National Park and Avon Valley National Park.

    The establishment of a predator proof barrier fence along the southern side of the sanctuary in 1998 enabled four endangered mammal species to be reintroduced to the region.

    • Tammar wallaby
    • Black-flanked rock-wallaby
    • Western quoll (Chuditch)
    • Woylie

    Some of these reintroductions have been less successful because the number of feral predators is too high.

    This project aims to maintain and enhance populations of threatened species by expanding the current feral animal control program to include a network of:

    • fox and dog 1080 bait-stations
    • pig traps
    • cat cage traps
    • sand pads (for monitoring animal activity)
    • remote infra red camera traps (for monitoring animal activity).
    Investment: $ 23 033
    Delivery organisation: Australian Wildlife Conservancy
    Project duration: December 2012 - December 2013
    Location: Paruna Wildlife Sanctuary, Gidgegannup

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