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    15050: Feral herbivore exclusion from the Synnot Valley, Kimberley

    The Synnot Valley, on AWC's Charnley River - Artesian Range Wildlife Sanctuary, represents the southern extent of many north western Kimberley endemic animal species. A feral herbivore exclusion area of approximately 116,300 ha will be created through improving and installing exclusion fencing. Repairs will be conducted to the existing 55km fence, and a further 9km of strategic fencing will be constructed. Following the fence work, a dedicated mustering and aerial shooting program will be conducted to eradicate feral herbivores. Once completed, maintenance and management of the fence and exclusion zone will be funded and managed by AWC through annual operating plans. This project will also extend protection to public land; the western end of the Artesian Range is managed by DPaW. This project will assist DPaW management, and provide regional, integrated feral herbivore control

    Investment: $ 55 000
    In-kind contribution: $ 126 192
    Delivery organisation: Australian Wildlife Conservancy
    Location: Charnley River-Artesian Range Wildlife Sanctuary

    Purpose of project

    The Synnot Valley, on AWC's Charnley River - Artesian Range Wildlife Sanctuary, represents the southern extent of many north western Kimberley endemic animal species. A feral herbivore exclusion area of approximately 116,300 ha will be created through improving and installing exclusion fencing. Repairs will be conducted to the existing 55km fence, and a further 9km of strategic fencing will be constructed. Following the fence work, a dedicated mustering and aerial shooting program will be conducted to eradicate feral herbivores. Once completed, maintenance and management of the fence and exclusion zone will be funded and managed by AWC through annual operating plans. This project will also extend protection to public land; the western end of the Artesian Range is managed by DPaW. This project will assist DPaW management, and provide regional, integrated feral herbivore control

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