Baiting program to start in local national parks

THE NOT SO FANTASTIC MR FOX: The baiting program has the goal of protecting threatened shorebirds from predators. Photo: File
THE NOT SO FANTASTIC MR FOX: The baiting program has the goal of protecting threatened shorebirds from predators. Photo: File

Bongil Bongil National Park will soon be the site of a baiting program to control the fox population and protect threatened shorebirds.

Starting August 11, and continuing until February 28, 2021, NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will use meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison.

All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.

Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW national parks and reserves, but all pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location.

In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Guy Fawkes River National Park has also been undergoing aerial and ground baiting programs since June 23, and will continue until December 22.

This program uses meat baits, meat bait products and ejectors containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.

For more information, contact the local NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service office, or go the website at www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au.

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