4 May 2016…Threats and impacts from feral animals and methods of controlling them in semi-rural and urban areas are topics to be discussed by guest speakers at the Peel-Harvey Catchment Council’s next S.H.A.R.E  (Social Help, Action & Resources for the Environment) community event on Thursday 19 May.

Andy Gulliver, chairman of the Peel-Harvey Catchment Council (PHCC), said the topic of feral animal control elicited a keen response from landholders in both areas.

“Awareness of the impacts on our native wildlife and our pastures due to feral cats and pigs is high among the community and our May S.H.A.R.E. event will address some of the programs and actions on ground that are available to manage this issue,” he said.

“We will examine how big an issue feral cats are in our suburbs, what is the extent of impact from feral pigs in our catchment and within the Department of Parks and Wildlife’s reserves.  Feral animal removal experts will address what control techniques are applicable, and we will discuss what options are available to individuals whose property is being impacted by the animals,” he said.

This project is supported by the PHCC through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme.

Presenters will include Department of Parks and Wildlife staff and private contractors engaged in feral animal control.  The forum is at Peel-Harvey Catchment Council, Sutton Street, Mandurah. Seats are limited and RSVP by Tuesday 17 May is essential.  Email catchmentevents@peel-harvey.org.au or call 08 6369 8800

For the PDF flyer of this event, click here.

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Media Contact:  Jane O’Malley, Chief Executive Officer, Peel-Harvey Catchment Council, Jane.Omalley@peel-harvey.org.au, (08) 6369 8800

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