Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Program to Target Feral Animals in Hinterland

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Program to Target Feral Animals in Hinterland

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Byline: Josie Morris

THE Sunshine Coast Regional Council has endorsed the continuation of the program to prevent and control declared feral animals in the hinterland.

The program, which will be conducted under the Biosecurity Act 2014, will target specific declared feral animal species - wild dogs, feral deer, feral cats, feral goats, European foxes, European rabbits and Indian myna birds.

These animals have done a lot of damage to agricultural and horticultural crops, irrigation and fences and are also responsible for attacks on livestock and domestic animals, damage to native trees, dispersion of weeds and erosion.

The program will run from July 1, 2018 until June 30, 2019.

Check with your local council to see what is planned for your area.

Or, alternatively, get in touch with WILVOS who are doing amazing work for wildlife and are up-to-date with all of the current issues and trends.

If you require an Indian myna bird trap, council loans them out and also collects any birds caught.

For details contact WILVOS on 5441 6200.

Backyard Buddies

The next Backyard Buddies meeting will be held tomorrow at Beerwah Library from 10am-11.30am.

Join Martin Fingland in his insightful workshop to learn about local animal species that may be in your own backyard.

Learn about their inter-relationships that rely on each other and how some of these animals are essential for the environment in terms of seed dissemination.

Some of these little creatures, including flying fox, owls and snakes, are extremely important for the balance of our ecosystem.

Holiday fun

A free Ecox-Hunt Adventure will be held at Maroochy Wetlands Sanctuary during the holidays. Download the app QuestaGame on the Apple Store or on Google Play on your smart device and head to the wetlands to take photos using your device.

Submit the photos on the app of your animals, plants and fungi. …

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