Community Feral Control

Community Feral Control

Delivery Organisation
Wheatbelt NRM

Cage Traps for Loan to Landholders

 

Foxes, cats and rabbits have been directly responsible for the decline or extinction of many native animals across Australia.  By controlling cats, foxes and rabbits landholders can help to improve the health of their bushland and the populations of native species that may be present.

 

Factsheet: Trapping feral animals in bushland remnants

This factsheet helps explain to landholders how to control feral pests, like foxes and cats, using cage traps in native remnant bushland on their property. Download it HERE.

 

For more information please contact:

 

Anika Dent

phone: 9670 3104

email: feral@wheatbeltnrm.org.au

twitter: @wheatbeltnrm.org.au

facebook: www.facebook.com/Wheatbelt.nrm  

 

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Eligibility
  • To be eligible to apply for funding you must be a landholder in the Avon River Basin with remnant vegetation on or near your property that you wish to protect from the impacts of feral cats, foxes and rabbits.
Assessment Criteria

Cage traps will be loaned under the assumption that land managers will use the trap to protect remnant vegetation from feral cats and foxes for a minimum average of seven nights a fortnight and provide Wheatbelt NRM with monthly capture data. We also ask for records of where you put out your rabbit and fox baits.

 

The baiting regime consisting of two, six week treatments during the two main baiting times of the year: late winter/spring, and autumn.

 

Each six week treatment will involve:

  • Burying baits at each bait station weekly.
  • Removing and disposing of unused baits weekly. Rabbit baits are laid in areas of rabbit activity particularly at revegetation and remnant bushland areas.

 We will discuss bait station locations with you, how they fit with your farm management and how to avoid potential impact on domestic animals.

 

Support Material
2017 Community Feral Control Application Form V1.pdf20th March 2017
2017 Community Feral Control Grants Guidelines.pdf20th March 2017
Factsheet - Trapping feral animals in bushland remnants.pdf8th December 2016