The Upper Paroo Sustainable Production Group received a $10,000 grant through the Federal Government's Communities Environment Program, to combat feral pests like dogs, cats, pigs and foxes.
The Upper Paroo Sustainable Production Group received a $10,000 grant through the Federal Government's Communities Environment Program, to combat feral pests like dogs, cats, pigs and foxes.

$10K pest baiting scheme on the way for the west

ANOTHER baiting program to control wild dogs, feral cats, pigs and foxes, will be rolled out in the coming weeks across the Upper Paroo River catchment, west of Charleville.

The Upper Paroo Sustainable Production Group received a $10,000 grant through the Federal Government's Communities Environment Program last week, for a suite of pest control measures, which will include a trapping workshop, purchasing and building new tools for trapping, and targeted bait runs along the Paroo River.

"Wild dogs, foxes, cats and pigs destroy habitats and native vegetation along the Paroo River so I welcome UPSPG's initiative to address these concerns," Maranoa MP David Littleproud said.

"I look forward to seeing the outcome from their proactive approach to managing invasive pests.

"Results will be recorded and this information will be very handy when it comes to moving forward with pest management practices in the future.

"Making sure native species and vegetation have a chance to grow with reduced interference from wild dogs, foxes, cats and pigs means we're helping to keep our regions cleaner and greener for everyone to use."

The UPSPG's new project will commence early in the new year, and is expected to be completed by December 2020.

The latest round of the Communities Environment Program has given out $22 million to landcare groups, community clubs, not-for-profits, and schools to address local environmental issues.

Charleville Western Times

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