Fox trapping will be undertaken in priority bushland areas next week to assist the breeding of threatened local fauna.
Soft-jaw trapping will be undertaken from 6 – 11 November at three sites: Bogangar, Pottsville and the Fingal Peninsula.
‘The trapping will be timed to reduce fox numbers, particularly during breeding periods for a number of endangered species including Bush Stone-curlews and Beach Stone-curlews and approaching the nesting season for Green and Loggerhead Turtles,’ Tweed Council’s program leader – pest management, Pamela Gray, said.
‘Foxes pose a serious threat to native fauna and the trapping sites have been identified by detector dog surveys and ongoing camera monitoring as hot spots for fox activity.
‘Public access to all three trapping sites is prohibited between 6 and 11 November and all tracks leading into the trapping areas will be clearly signposted.
‘Owners will be responsible for keeping their pet dogs out of the areas. Any domestic pets caught in the traps will be taken to the Tweed Shire Council pound,’ Ms Gray said.
‘The trapping is being implemented in conjunction with a 1080 fox baiting program that began on the Tweed Coast in August and continues until 31 January 2018.’
For further information on the fox trapping program, contact Tweed Council’s program leader – pest managementt, Pam Gray, on 6670 2400.