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Community to help control foxes in new feral pest drive

Publish on 01 Mar 2019 All suburbs Airds, Ambarvale, Bardia, Blair Athol, Blairmount, Bow Bowing, Bradbury, Campbelltown, Claymore, Denham Court, Eagle Vale, Englorie Park, Eschol Park, Gilead, Glen Alpine, Glenfield, Gregory Hills, Holsworthy, Ingleburn, Kearns, Kentlyn, Leumeah, Long Point, Macquarie Fields, Macquarie Links, Menangle Park, Minto, Minto Heights, Mount Annan, Raby, Rosemeadow, Ruse, St Andrews, St Helens Park, Varroville, Wedderburn, Woodbine, Woronora Dam, Outside LGA,

Media Release - 1 March 2019

Wedderburn fox workshop_o.jpg Night vision of foxes in the area.

Landholders will be given pest control lessons in a community-wide approach to reduce the damage caused by foxes on native wildlife and stock.

A public meeting and workshop at Wedderburn on Tuesday 5 March, will outline the fox control campaign to local residents as part of a new strategy rolling out across the region’s three local government areas.

The campaign is being supported by Council in conjunction with Wedderburn landholders, Barragal Landcare Group and other regional bodies, and is targeting sites in Wedderburn, Menangle, Picton and Camden.

 “Coordinated control campaigns over a larger area are the most effective way to reduce pest numbers,” said Mayor George Brticevic.

“This is about taking a community-wide approach to fox management which includes training for approved and effective control measures,” added Cr Brticevic.

Foxes pose a serious threat to native vegetation, domestic pets and livestock, causing over $227 million damage a year in Australia.

The project aims to upskill residents and landholders in coordinated fox management and will include training in the use of cage traps, options for control and current impacts on wildlife and livestock in the area.

The meeting of the Wedderburn Fox Control Group (WFCG) will be held from 6pm to 8pm on Tuesday, 5 March, at the Wedderburn Christian Camp, 208 Minerva Road, Wedderburn.

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