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Predator Control

Broad-scale, coordinated fox control has occurred on southern Yorke Peninsula since the early 2000s as part of the Baiting for Biodiversity program. This federally-funded initiative provided landholders with free 1080 poisoned meat baits to ensure a landscape-scale approach to predator control.

It was a critical factor in the success of the reintroduction of the Tammar Wallaby to Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National Park in 2004 and continues today. Predator control in the project area also includes the management of feral cats via baiting, shooting and trapping.

Already, the area has seen the results of these baiting programs through regular counts of Hooded Plovers, Malleefowl and Goannas. Farmers have also reported increases in lambing percentages following fox baiting activity.

In 2019 and 2020, a 25-kilometre predator control fence was erected to support these control efforts. The fence is designed to prevent the migration of foxes and cats from north of the peninsula into the project area.