Long-nosed Potoroo
Long-nosed Potoroo Victorian Dept Conservation

Foxes targeted in baiting program

A FOX control program is set to begin in Tyagarah Nature Reserve south of Brunswick Heads with the assistance of the North Coast Livestock Pest and Health Authority (NCLPHA).

1080 baits will be laid in buried bait stations within the reserve south of Brunswick Heads towards Grays Lane from August 2 until December 19.

National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) ranger Norm Graham said the program aimed to protect native species such as the Long Nosed Potoroo from predation by foxes.

“The Long Nosed Potoroo is listed as vulnerable under the NSW Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 and the predation of the species by the foxes is considered a key threatening process,” he said.

Mr Graham reminded people that pets are not allowed in any national park or nature reserve at any time.

“It is particularly important for the safety of pets and the success of this pest management program that people keep any pet dogs out of the Reserve and only take their dogs to areas that are designated dog exercise areas. Signs will be erected notifying visitors, neighbours and users that there is a 1080 fox-baiting program in the Reserve."

The community is invited to an information session on the program will be held tonight from 6.30 to 7.30 at the Brunswick Heads Community Centre, South Beach Road, Brunswick Heads.

For more information contact the NPWS Byron Coast Area office. Telephone 02 6620 9300.

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