The Wild Dog Remote Sensing Trial was a joint initiative between the GNRBA and Rangelands NRM. The intent of this project was to map all the breakaways in the GNRBA region, as it is understood that this breakaway country is an area frequented by wild dogs at particular times throughout the year, generally when having litters. By knowing exactly where this breakaway country is, aerial baiting can then be targeted at those areas at certain times of year, to have an increased, more strategic impact on wild dog numbers in the region.
Wild dogs have been having a significant impact on the Goldfields Nullarbor region environment for many years, with the problem building as wild dog numbers increase. The growing number of wild dogs has impacted native wildlife, along with the activities of livestock based businesses in the pastoral regions. Extensive baiting has been conducted by GNRBA, in conjunction with pastoralists, for many years in an effort to continue the battle against wild dogs in the Goldfields Nullarbor region.
Maps are now available to pastoralists (through the GNRBA) of their leaseholds, for targeted baiting programmes of the breakaway country, in the shires of Leonora, Laverton, Wiluna, Ngaanyatarraku, Menzies, Kalgoorlie Boulder, Coolgardie, Dundas and Sandstone.
For more information please contact GNRBA Executive Officer, Michelle Donaldson by email: CEO@gnrba.com.au