Applies from Tue 20 Feb 2018, 10.39am to Fri 14 Dec 2018, 10.24am. Last reviewed: Tue 8 May 2018, 10.23am
Other planned events: Fox baiting program in Brunswick Heads Nature Reserve
Fox baiting will continue in Brunswick Heads Nature Reserve, north of the Brunswick River until Friday 14 December 2018. The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be controlling the introduced predator, European Red Fox, using buried 1080 ground baits. 1080 canid ejectors may also be used during this period if necessary.
1080 warning signs are at main entrance points to the nature reserve where fox baits are being laid. This includes:
- North Head Road
- Harry's Hill
- North wall, Brunswick River
- North Beach (also known as Christmas Beach)
- Oyster Lease Road
- Brunswick River picnic area
Fox control is essential to help protect threatened beach-nesting shorebirds in this reserve during their breeding seasons. These are the Beach Stone-curlew (Critically Endangered) and the Pied Oystercatcher (Endangered). Dogs are prohibited in national parks and nature reserves. All visitors and pet owners should be aware of the risk of lethal 1080 poisoning to dogs and keep their domestic animals to designated areas. Always avoid bait stations and ejectors.
For more information about fox control in this nature reserve, contact NPWS Tweed Byron Area Murwillumbah office on (02) 6670 8600.
Affects 1 park and 2 locations nearby.