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    14223: Control of Bellyache Bush in the upper reaches of the Ord River catchment

    Bellyache bush threatens the biodiversity and unique environment of the East Kimberley.   Image: DAFWA
    Bellyache bush threatens the biodiversity and unique environment of the East Kimberley. Image: DAFWA

    A Weed of National Significance, Bellyache bush (Jatropha gossypiifolia) is regarded as one of the worst weeds in Australia because of its invasiveness, potential for spread, and economic, environmental and social impacts.

    This project aims to map and control the weed at the headwaters of the Ord catchment to reduce further spread and consolidation upstream and seed dispersion downstream. Aboriginal rangers will be engaged in the work which includes the establishment of an on-going program for Bellyache bush control in the area.

    Investment: $ 22 000
    In-kind contribution: $ 48 128
    Delivery organisation: Kija Rangers – Kimberley Land Council
    Project duration: June 2015 - July 2016
    Location: Warmun Community in the east Kimberley; Halls Creek Shire

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