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Good Neighbour feral pig program information day

Good Neighbour feral pig program information day

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Good Neighbour Feral Pig Program in the Snowy River National Park

Monday 28 October, 2013

Parks Victoria and the Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) are currently undertaking a $25,000 "Good Neighbour" funded program specifically targeting feral pigs within the upper Snowy River area, due to ongoing concern expressed by landowners.

DEPI and Parks Victoria have joined forces to target the population of feral pigs found particularly in the Deddick Valley and Ambyne region, with the aim of the project being to contain and decrease known populations of this invasive animal.

District Program Manager for Parks Victoria, Susie Bartlett said both Parks Victoria and DEPI have been controlling feral pigs for many years in parks and reserves in this area. However the problem has now extended onto private property.

As part of the ‘Good Neighbour’ program, two Information Days were held for the local community in conjunction with the partners: Landcare and the NSW South East Livestock Health & Pest Authority.

The Information Days were held in Bendoc and Tubbut this month at which local private landowners were given the opportunity to learn how to use feral pig baits and be shown demonstrations on setting and using cage traps.

DEPI’s Chris Anderson said It was great to see landholders take an interest in controlling feral pigs as they can become quite a problem impacting on valuable pastures and potentially spreading disease.

"We need to work together to halt the spread and decrease the impacts of this destructive pest animal".

"So these Information Days are vital to enable us to engage with key community representatives and private landholders to work alongside our staff in controlling these pests", said Mr Anderson.

The $25,000 Good Neighbour project funds will be directed to purchasing baits and traps, training days for landholders and undertaking numerous baiting activities along adjoining private fence lines where appropriate.

Through the Good Neighbour program, the government aims to cooperate with other landholders to control weeds and pests on the boundary between public and private land, thus protecting the environment, agricultural land and improving the ecological sustainability of the whole landscape



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