In recent times the number of rabbits and foxes found within the Tamala Park waste management site has increased significantly.
Baiting, using the poison 1080, has previously been carried out. However, due to its potential to also affect off target species like crows, wedge-tail eagles and domestic animals, its use was discontinued on site.
The Mindarie Regional Council (MRC) has considered a number of alternatives and believe a shooting program is the most efficient and measurable approach to deal with the problem and with the least impact on native species. As a result a trial shooting program will be conducted during March 2015 at the Tamala Park landfill site.
The trial will be conducted by licenced, accredited shooters within guidelines developed in discussions with the WA Police, the Farmer Assist Program and Conservation Wildlife Branch of WA. The MRC is satisfied that the trial program does not pose a risk to public safety, nor should it cause any noise disturbance.
Should you have any concerns or need more information please click here (Env Management link) or contact the MRC on ph 9306 6303