Annual City of Wanneroo rabbit and fox control program set to begin


Quinns Rocks bushland. Picture: Martin Kennealey d479198
Quinns Rocks bushland. Picture: Martin Kennealey d479198

THE number of feral animals that cause damage to coastal dunes and bushland in the City of Wanneroo will be reduced during an extermination program starting next week.

The annual rabbit and fox control program will run from February 15 to April 30, with City officers targeting conserved foreshores and reserves in Quinns Rocks and Mindarie, and in several reserves in Koondoola, Landsdale and Marangaroo.

Targeted areas will be sign-posted during the program, which has been designed to reduce the number of feral rabbits that cause damage to coastal dunes, bushland vegetation and rehabilitation sites and the prevalence of foxes preying on native fauna.

City officers have urged residents to obey signage and use formalised access track to ensure safety measures for them and their pets are followed.

Residents exercising their dogs should keep them on a leash at all times in these areas or use other dog exercise areas throughout the City.

For more information contact the City’s Conservation Team on 9405 5000.

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