Baiting and trapping in WCHNP looks promising: preliminary data

The Autumn and Spring 2019 camera monitoring, baiting and trapping in West Cape Howe National Park (WCHNP) is complete. This program forms part of the first year of TCG’s 3 year project to address the status of the Western Ring Tail Possum. 

Preliminary results suggest that there has been an overall 71% reduction in number of foxes per camera trap night and a 50% reduction in the number of cats per camera trap night. This is in the time period before baiting commenced and after the annual program finished in September.

This monitoring, trapping and baiting is set to continue until 2021.

TCG’s 3 year StateNRM project to address knowledge gaps and reduce feral predators 

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