Days are numbered for wild dogs under control program

THE National Parks and Wildlife Service will be conducting its annual wild dog monitoring and control program across the Northern Rivers until June 20.

It will run in conjunction with North Coast Local Land Services (formerly Livestock Health and Pest Authority), NSW Forestry Corporation and private landholders.

Wild dogs continue to be a problem to landholders across the region and NPWS pest management officer Lisa Wellman said the first stage was to identify where programs were most likely to be successful.

"Wild dogs are controlled using poisoned baits (sodium monofluoroacetate, known as 1080). To expand the effectiveness of the control program we encourage interested landholders to join in," she said.

"People should be aware of the wild dog baiting programs and avoid bait stations. Signs will be located in areas where baits have been laid."

Interested landholders who wish to conduct wild dog control on their properties should contact their local North Coast Local Land Services.

For more information on where the NPWS programs are taking place, contact the NPWS.



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