Feral Animal Control Program 2017

3/11/2017

The City’s bi-annual Feral Animal Control Program is currently underway in hot spot reserves and foreshore areas around the City of Rockingham.

We are focussing on reducing populations of of foxes, feral cats and rabbits using baiting methods and humane traps throughout November and December.

These animals cause a range of environmental damage including:

  • Predation on native species
  • Competition for resources
  • Spread of disease
  • Destruction of habitat (e.g. rabbit holes).

If left unchecked feral animals can quickly decimate native animals including quendas, bandicoots, lizards and the numerous local bird species.

Appropriate signage will be installed on reserves during the program. Pet owners are requested to comply with signage. If your pets frequent any of the target treatment areas, please ensure cats are kept confined to your property and dogs are on a leash for the duration of the program.   
The below areas will be specifically targeted during the spring control period:

  • Lake RichmondFoxes
  • Lewington Reserve
  • Dixon Road Conservation Precinct
  • Warnbro and Port Kennedy Foreshore
  • Woodleigh Grove Wetland
  • Tamworth Hill Swamp
  • Lark Hill Environmental Reserve
  • Karnup Nature Reserve
  • Secret Harbour Foreshore
  • Golden Bay Foreshore
  • Singleton Foreshore
  • Sawley Close
  • Trenant Park Wetland.
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