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Community Feral Control
Cage Traps for Loan and grants to cover the cost of 1080 baiting programs available 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:
phone: 9670 3104
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- 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.
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.