Applies from Thu 8 Oct 2020, 11.12am to Fri 23 Oct 2020, 11.13am. Last reviewed: Thu 15 Oct 2020, 4.12pm.
Other planned events: 1080 wild dog and fox aerial baiting program
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) will be undertaking a post-fire aerial baiting program using meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison for the control of foxes and wild dogs, to reduce the impact of predators on native animals. The program will be undertaken from Monday 12 October to Friday 16 October 2020 in parts of the following parks and reserves:
- Kosciuszko, Woomargama, Benambra and Tallaganda national parks
- Mullengandra, Woomargama and Tallaganda state conservation areas
- Jingellic, Bogandyera, Clarkes Hill, Scabby Ranges, Gourock, Bimberi and Yaouk nature reserves
All baiting locations will be identifiable by signs.
The program will be undertaken using a fixed wing aircraft flying at low elevation (500ft). The aircraft will have a trained air observer on board. Please note buffers have been placed around recreational areas, main roads and waterways where no baits will be deployed.
Domestic pets are not permitted in NSW National parks and reserves. 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 locations. In the event of accidental poisoning seek medical veterinary assistance.
For further information please contact NPWS Jindabyne Office on 02 6450 5600.