Wild dog control focus turns peri-urban with northern NSW survey

Sheep Central, October 30, 2017

A peri-urban wild dog survey will get underway next month. Picture – Mike McDermid, NSW DPI.

NORTHERN New South Wales’s peri-urban residents are being enlisted in the war against wild dogs.

Next month northern NSW residents can have their say in local wild dog management plans and activities by participating in a targeted survey.

NSW Department of Primary Industries economist, Salahadin Khairo, said the survey was designed to detect areas where wild dogs impact on local communities and identify the best management options.

“We are targeting a diverse community of producers, small landholders and people living in peri-urban areas, where wild dogs are found.

“Up to 800 local residents will be contacted by email, mobile and landline telephone services and by post to ensure we reach people whose lives are affected by wild dogs,” Mr Khairo said.

“The information they provide will help better direct resources to manage wild dog impacts.”

The survey is being conducted through a University of New England research project in collaboration with north-eastern NSW wild dog facilitator, David Worsley.

NSW Northern Tablelands and North Coast residents who would like to take the survey or get more information on the project should contact Salahadin Khairo, (02) 6391 3753, [email protected]

Source: NSW DPI.


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