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    Feral Animal Experts to Address Uralla Forum

    paul johnston dcT6 uwDbzU unsplash320A forum in Uralla on 4th March will be a timely opportunity to bring together landholders, extension staff and leading experts to discuss developments and best practice in pest animal management, with a special emphasis on a changing climate.

    Pest animal specialist, Stuart Boyd-Law, has been engaged by Southern New England Landcare to jointly coordinate the forum.

    “Feral animals are highly competitive and will bounce back quickly following drought and fires, potentially having a devastating impact on pasture resources, livestock and native wildlife,” said Mr Boyd-Law.

    “The Northern Tablelands is highly conducive to the establishment and migration of pest animal species including foxes, cats, pigs, deer and wild dogs,” he said.

    The damaging impacts from these species has led to widespread loss of biodiversity and destruction of agricultural land in the past.

    Sara Schmude, Landcare Coordinator with Southern New England Landcare said, “Now is the time to hear from the experts about the key principles that underpin effective control of pest animals in our region.”

    The forum will address African Swine Fever, strategic baiting of feral cats, feral pig collaring and the latest advancements in wild dog control.

    It aims to raise awareness, knowledge and skills among the whole community, to deal with the scope and depth of feral pest animal management issues in changing, and challenging times.

    More information at https://snelandcare.org.au/event/focus-on-ferals-forum or by calling 6772 9123. Register at www.stickytickets.com.au/0f9ye.

    This project is supported by the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, through funding from Australian Government’s National Landcare Program, and through Northern Tablelands Local Land Services under the Feral Fighters Program.

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