Wild Dog and Feral Pig 1080 Baiting Program

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Notification date: 11 April 2018
Notifying body: Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate
Legislation: Environment Protection Act 1997

ACT Parks and Conservation Service will be conducting 1080 baiting programs from Wednesday 18 April to 1 June 2018 separately targeting wild dogs and feral pigs. The 1080 (sodium fluroacetate) will be used in buried meat baits for wild dogs and covered grain baits for feral pigs which are laid along fire trails in various areas of Namadgi National Park, Rob Roy and Tidbinbilla Nature Reserves, as well as pine plantations at Pierces Creek, Miowera, Oakey Creek and Blue Range.

The purpose of the poisoning program is to protect livestock from wild dog attacks and to reduce the impact of feral pigs on the environment and agriculture.

Baiting will not occur within 500 metres of inhabited dwellings, and all baited areas will be clearly indicated with warning signage.

This is an annual program. For more information contact the ACT Parks and Conservation Service Pest Management Officer through Access Canberra on 13 22 81.