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Feral herbivore control at Kalamurina
Feral camels at Kalamurina. Photo courtesy of Rob Sleep.
Feral horses, donkeys and camels (and the occasional pig) are the large feral herbivores on Kalamurina.
AWC is taking action to reduce the density of these feral herbivores through a dedicated annual program of shooting.
In 2014, AWC removed the following large feral herbivores:
- 64 camels
- 17 feral horses
- 1 pig
Rabbits are also a major threat to the ecosystem health of Kalamurina. AWC is taking action to reduce rabbit densities by:
- Conducting trial releases of calici virus.
- Destroying rabbit warrens.
- Shooting rabbits.
There are very low densities of feral cattle. As required, feral cattle are mustered or, if they are found in remote, inaccessible areas, they are shot.