Applies from Thu 12 May 2022, 4.37pm. Last reviewed: Thu 12 May 2022, 4.43pm.
Safety alerts: Notice of 1080 aerial baiting program Watagans National Park
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting an aerial baiting program in Watagans National Park from Sunday 22 May 2022 to Sunday 6 June 2022.
The operation will use 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of wild dogs and foxes.
The program is designed to minimise predator impacts on wildlife, especially threatened species, and to minimise the impact of wild dogs on neighbouring stock.
Signs will be placed at the entry to the baiting location. Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National Parks managed lands. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs must be restrained or muzzled in the vicinity and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Please contact the Central Coast Area Office at Lake Munmorah for more information on 02 4972 9000.