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Cane toads, Indian Mynahs, foxes and feral dogs and cats in the Tweed had better be on the look-out. $100,000 says their days are numbered.

Tweed MP Geoff Provest and environment minister Robyn Parker yesterday announced the $100,000 grant from the NSW Environmental Trust (ET) for a collaborative project to control pest animals in the Tweed area.

‘The project involves three programs: one to exclude cane toads from a breeding site near a coastal conservation reserve; another to expand the Indian Mynah control program; and a third to control feral dogs, cats and foxes,’ Mr Provest said.

It will be overseen by Tweed Shire Council.

Ms Parker said this was one of 49 grants totalling $4.06 million under the 2011 round of the Environmental Restoration and Rehabilitation Program.

A separate ET grant of $100,000 towards weed eradication in Big Scrub rainforest on the North Coast was announced on Tuesday.

The Environmental Trust is an independent statutory body established by the previous NSW government to undertake projects that enhance the environment of NSW.


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