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Wild dog control program

Wild dogs can have significant impacts on other animals and are regarded as pests. Our wild dog control program operates in many NSW national parks and reserves. When carrying out wild dog pest control, we aim to minimise the impact that they have on livestock and domestic pets, while maintaining dingo conservation in key areas.

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Wild dogs are any dog living in the wild, including feral dogs, dingoes and hybrids of the two. Wild dogs can have significant impacts on livestock production and we undertake wild dog control to help protect our neighbours from these impacts. 

Though some people suggest the presence of wild dogs may also have positive effects, they are regarded as pests in NSW and it’s necessary to keep their numbers down. Our wild dog control program operates in many national parks and reserves throughout the state.

As part of the program we carry out extensive research and field trials to ensure our methods are humane and effective. We also work closely with wild dog associations, other public land managers, and park neighbours to deliver cooperative control programs.

The need for dingo conservation is equally important and, as well as minimising the impact of wild dogs, we are conserving dingo populations in key areas.

Parks related to this program

The view across the rocky george. Photo:Boris Hlavica