Fox poisoning at Mulligans Flat, Little Mulligans Flat and Goorooyarroo Nature Reserves

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Notification date: 06 December 2017
Notifying body: ACT Parks and Conservation
Legislation: Environment Protection Act 1997

ACT Parks and Conservation Service will be continuing fox control within the Mulligans Flat, Little Mulligans Flat and Goorooyarroo Nature Reserves using 1080 meat baits and canid pest ejectors from Monday 11 December 2017. The purpose of the poisoning program within the reserves is to facilitate the survival of native fauna and to protect re-introduced species within the Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary.

Baiting in the vicinity of the sanctuary will lessen the likelihood of a fox incursion inside the predator-free area. Baits have been used in the area for many years for this purpose.

Baiting will not occur within 500 metres of inhabited dwellings. 1080 is particularly effective in the control of foxes and other canids. Dog owners are advised that domestic dogs are at risk of poisoning and there is no effective antidote to 1080. Dogs are not permitted in Mulligans Flat Nature Reserve, Little Mulligans Flat Nature Reserve and the neighbouring Goorooyarroo Nature Reserve. Notices advising of the poisoning program will be placed at all entrances to baited areas.

This program of poisoning is ongoing. For more information contact the Mulligans Flat Ranger David Whitfield through Access Canberra on 13 22 81.