Feral Herbivore Control

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Feral herbivores removed from across AWC sanctuaries in 2018

 

Feral herbivores removed from across AWC sanctuaries in 2017

 

Feral herbivores removed from across AWC sanctuaries in 2016

Feral herbivores degrade the landscape, destroying habitat for native wildlife, as well as damaging fencing and other infrastructure. 

Feral herbivores include camels, buffalo, donkeys, horses, pigs and feral cattle. 

AWC implements a range of management strategies including mustering, shooting and trapping as well as baiting for feral pigs. 

The presence of feral herbivores is monitored through the use of remote camera traps and regular checking of fencing and tracks, which informs AWC’s threat management program. 

Wildlife protected through this program

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Mammals

Banded Hare Wallaby

The Banded Hare-wallaby is the sole survivor of an ancient group of kangaroos which included the giant short-faced kangaroos.

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Mammals

Bridled Nailtail Wallaby

The Bridled Nailtail Wallaby was believed to be extinct for much of the 20th century, until the chance discovery of a surviving population in 1973.

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Mammals

Burrowing Bettong

Burrowing Bettongs (or often referred to as Boodies in western and southern Australia), are a small, thick-set, kangaroo-like animal.

Sanctuaries where this program is implemented

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Queensland

Brooklyn

Brooklyn Sanctuary supports a greater diversity of wildlife than any other single property in Australia. It protects an incredible variety...

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South Australia

Buckaringa

Buckaringa Wildlife Sanctuary conserves 2,000 hectares of the central Flinders Ranges in South Australia. AWC plays an important role in conserving the...

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Western Australia

Charnley River – Artesian Range

Charnley River-Artesian Range has a vital role to play in protecting and restoring the endangered wildlife of northern Australia.

Latest news from the field

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News from the Field 04 Apr. 2019

Extending the AWC model at Bullo River

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