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Fox baiting on private land

Article Category  Ag and Environment
Date Published  Tuesday, January 29 2019
Author Rommi Crouch - Landcare Facilitator
Photo  Rommi Crouch - Landcare Facilitator

Fox baiting on private land
A new fox baiting program on private land around Little Desert will be launched early this year as part of the Victorian State Government’s commitment to Biodiversity 2037. The target area of focus is north of the little dessert through to the Western Highway and south of the little dessert through to the Natimuk-Frances Road.

Conservation Volunteers Australia (CVA) has received funds to roll out a three-year fox baiting project which aims to address key threats to significant fauna populations throughout the Little Desert National Park and surrounding private land. This project will expand and integrate a large-scale fox baiting program on both public and private land. Continuous fox baiting is currently undertaken by Parks Vic. throughout the Little Desert National Park. Baiting on privately owned land will be undertaken in a pulse baiting pattern occurring two rounds a year, one round in autumn and another round in spring.

CVA, Hindmarsh Landcare Network and Kaniva District Landcare are seeking expressions of interest from private land holders to participate in this project to maximise control efforts to greatly reduce fox populations, resulting in fewer livestock and native wildlife losses.

To legally be able to undertake baiting the landholder or individual handling the 1080 baits will be required to obtain an Accredited Chemical Users Permit (ACUP) with a 1080 endorsement. ACUP and 1080 endorsement training can be provided free of charge to the participants of the project on expression of interests.

Brief of what you need to know

  • Three-year project 2019 - 2021
  • Fox control will be co-ordinated across 400,000 + Ha public and private land
  • Free fox baits for participants
  • Free ACUP and 1080 endorsement training (Expression of Interest)

Please contact Rommi Crouch on 0438 492 505 or email rc.kanivalandcare@gmail.com to participate in the project or for further information.




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