Supporting Agricultural and Native Species Biodiversity

Project Description

Aim: Landholder education regarding wild dogs, foxes and rabbits continues to be a priority as well as the investigation into the formation of Recognised Biosecurity Group status to ensure secured future funding through a Declared Pest Rate on Landholders.

Activities: Provide funding for on ground Dogger activities in the newly emerged problem areas of Mullewa and Morawa. Target the baiting of Feral animals which assists the Dogger in trapping, and rabbits which reduced food for wild dogs and monitoring the environmental benefits of reduced number of feral animals.

Outcomes: Dogging activities will effectively reduced the reporting of stock losses where it has been undertaken and will be expanded by North East Farming Futures Group lnc. as part of :RfR Transforming Regional Biosecurity Response funding that has been approved from DAFWA. This can then address other Declared Pests and Cats which have a very detrimental effect on biodiversity, especially small mammals, birds and lizards. Raising community awareness of the importance of Pest Control will be an effective part of the education Landholders to learn about Wild Dog Management. Reporting on the impact of reducing predators of native animals and birds through landholder surveys.

Project Details

  • OrganisationCentral Wheatbelt Declared Species Group (CWDSG)
  • Year2015
  • Funding$14,400