Wild dog control under research microscope

The WA Government will invest $500,000 in five research projects that examine new and effective ways to reduce wild dog impacts on farming and pastoral businesses in Western Australia.

The five projects will be led by researchers at Western Australian universities and by Recognised Biosecurity Groups, which drive regional pest management programs.

Wild dogs are a major pest species impacting on grazing industries across large parts of regional Western Australia.

Areas of focus of the new research include improving the effectiveness of baits, remote monitoring of wild dog traps, use of visual and electronic deterrents on fencing and trialing drones to track wild dogs.

The projects are funded through the WA Government’s WA Wild Dog Action Plan R&D fund, and have support through Commonwealth Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper funding.

Source: WA Government