Applies from Wed 27 Sep 2023, 3.36pm to Thu 5 Oct 2023, 3.39pm. Last reviewed: Wed 27 Sep 2023, 3.41pm.
Other planned events: Aerial Baiting Program
National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) personnel will be conducting an aerial baiting program for the control of Wild Dogs on Paroo Darling National Park and State Conservation Area.
The program is scheduled between 27/09/2023 and 5/10/2023
Exact dates within the above range are not fixed to allow for flexibility if circumstances such as weather impacting the operation.
Paroo Darling National Park and State Conservation Area may be closed during baiting operations. Information regarding park closures can be found on the NPWS website: https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/alerts/alerts-list
The program will use fresh meat baits containing 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) poison. This program is compliant with the Pesticide Control (1080 Bait Products) Order 2020. Signs will be erected to notify the public of the baiting program.
Please be reminded that domestic pets are not permitted on NPWS-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. If accidental poisoning occurs seek immediate veterinary assistance.
Aerial baiting complements other control measures which can include trapping, ground shooting and ground baiting.
NPWS takes a strategic and integrated approach to pest management on lands we manage. We aim to minimise the adverse impacts of pests on biodiversity, cultural values, neighbours and the community. Only qualified and appropriately trained personnel will participate in this program.
Baits may be deployed from the ground if aerial baiting is suspended due to unforeseen circumstances. This will occur within the same date range.
For further information please Dan Hough on 0428 358 101.