Applies from Sat 11 Apr 2020, 12.28pm. Last reviewed: Thu 9 Jul 2020, 9.16am.
Closed parks: 1080 pest management program underway
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is conducting a baiting program using fresh and manufactured meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes. The program is ongoing from Wednesday 1 July 2020 to Wednesday 30 June 2021 in Everlasting Swamp National Park.
There will be signs at baiting locations (the area delineated by peripheral roads, formed tracks and property boundaries encompassing the area where 1080 bait products are being applied).
Domestic pets are not permitted on NSW national parks. Pets and working dogs may be affected (1080 is lethal to cats and dogs). Pets and working dogs in the vicinity must be restrained or muzzled and must not enter the baiting location. In the event of accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.
For further information call the NPWS Grafton office on 02 6641 1500.
These programs are run to protect threatened species identified in the NSW Fox Threat Abatement Plan and Saving our Species programs.
We encourage landholders to participate in control programs on private property. Contact North Coast Local Land Services to discuss and arrange programs. Delays may occur due to unsuitable weather conditions.
NPWS may also run additional programs following these initial programs, depending on target animal activity.