In the lead-up to the release of a new batch of the endangered Bush Stone-curlew, ACT Parks and Conservation Service will be recommencing fox control within the Mulligans Flat Nature Reserve from Tuesday 27th September 2016. Fox baiting around the Sanctuary will help facilitate the survival of native fauna and to protect re-introduced species.
Baiting in the vicinity of the sanctuary will also lessen the likelihood of a fox incursion inside the predator free area. Baits have been used in the area for many years for this purpose.
Baiting will not occur within 500 metres of an inhabited dwelling and baits will be shallow-buried. 1080 is used across the country in the control of foxes and other canids. Dog owners are advised that domestic dogs are at risk of poisoning and there is no effective antidote to 1080 – signs in the vicinity of the reserve also provide on-site advice. Dogs are not permitted in Mulligans Flat Nature Reserve and the neighbouring Goorooyarroo Nature Reserve.
This program of poisoning will be on-going. For more information contact the Mulligans Flat Ranger David Whitfield through Access Canberra on 132281.