1080 baiting campaign launched by Gladstone council

A BAITING campaign is the latest venture to help reduce the damage caused to livestock and domestic animals by wild dogs and feral pigs.

The campaign was launched by Gladstone Regional Council and residents have been urged to show their support.

Rural residents on properties over 40 hectares (100 acres) can participate in the 1080 baiting campaign by registering their interest before Tuesday, June 23, 2015. Formal applications close Tuesday, June 30, 2015.

Application forms can be downloaded here or call Council on 4970 0700.

Council's Rural Services portfolio spokesperson Councillor PJ Sobhanian said the campaign was part of an environmental control program carried out under strict Queensland Department of Health regulations.

"It features strict controls on property size, neighbour notification, distribution of baits and their disposal."

Landholders taking part in a baiting program are required to notify in writing, all neighbours within a 2km radius from the boundary of the baiting property. Maps to assist are available from the Parks and Environment section.

1080 is widely used in Australia to protect agricultural production and native flora and fauna from the impacts of pest animals.



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