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Almost 23,000 baits distributed in aerial program

A broadscale aerial program has dropped 22,800 baits across almost 600 kilometres on private and public land stretching from the ACT border to the Victorian border targeting wild dogs.

“Year on year the program’s been growing and with the help of land managers we’ve refined our target areas,” said Riverina Local Land Services Senior Biosecurity Officer Toby O’Brien.

“We lifted bait numbers this year through increased private landholder participation, covering known wild dog habitat that has previously been identified.”

The program covered areas of both Riverina and Murray Local Land Services regions, Mr O’Brien said.

“We know no borders and it’s most effective when we bait in conjunction with Murray as we’re collectively covering seven Wild Dog Management Plan areas,” he said.

“These are plans that have input from all affected land managers and they form part of our annual ongoing pest management.”

Media contacts:
Simone Norrie - Riverina Local Land Services – 0419 648 813
Matt Lane – Murray Local Land Services – 0427 459 755