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    13099: Feral animal control in the coastal Peel-Harvey catchment

    Feral animal traps and training on how to use them effectively was provided to small landholders. Courtesy Alan Elliott.
    Feral animal traps and training on how to use them effectively was provided to small landholders. Courtesy Alan Elliott.

    The coastal Peel-Harvey Catchment is a unique and sensitive environment with high quality dune and lake environments and the largest estuarine system in the south-west.

    The catchment supports many relatively small sized farms and areas of irrigated horticulture. It also includes the rapidly growing City of Mandurah and southern parts of the Perth metropolitan area.

    This project will help protect flora, fauna and agricultural pursuits in the catchment by coordinating a broad-scale fox and rabbit control program.

    Fox and rabbit baits will be made available to landholders in the shires of Harvey, Waroona, Murray and Serpentine-Jarrahdale during targeted optimum baiting times. Small landholders will be provided with feral animal traps and training on how to use them effectively.  

    This project builds on 12 years of feral animal control carried out by landholders and community in the catchment.

    Investment: $ 40 000
    Delivery organisation: Serpentine Jarrahdale Land Conservation District Committee
    Project duration: January 2014 - June 2015
    Location: agricultural land in the Shires of Serpentine Jarrahdale, Murray, Waroona and Harvey
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