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Feral Animal Forum

31 Mar 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 8:30 pm


We would like to invite you to attend our “Feral Animal Forum” to be held on Tuesday the 31st of March, at Chittering Landcare Centre, 175 Old Gingin Rd, Muchea.

The Chittering Landcare Centre is holding a second feral animal forum to raise the profile of the impact of feral animals on agriculture and the natural environment. We aim to discuss the BAM Act, its continued implementation, the Invasive Species Council and activities by the Biosecurity Council, practical methods of feral animal control, research into new methods of control and listen to community feedback.

To achieve this we will have researchers, DAFWA members, regional officers and community members as speakers. We will be inviting other agency officers to attend. We encourage vigorous debate on issues and welcome new ideas on how to resolve feral animal issues.

We will be encouraging local parliamentary members to attend to listen to the impact of these animals on our community. We appreciate your involvement in this forum. Raising the profile of invasive species is an important issue when there are so many competing challenges which require funding.

Draft Program:
3.00               ARRIVAL. Welcome to Landcare Centre and Outline of Forum
3.30 – 4.00    VIV READ. DAFWA Director of Invasive Species, member Invasive Species Council.
‘BAM Act and Implementation of Recognised Biosecurity Groups’
4.00 – 4.30    KEVIN GOSS  Member of Biosecurity Council
. ‘What is the Biosecurity Council? What do they do?’
4.30 – 5.00    GARY HARLEY A Local Perspective of Feral Animal Control. ‘Valuing Colloquial Knowledge. How can agencies benefit?’
5.00 – 6.00    PETER ADAMS Research Fellow at Murdoch University. ‘Feral Pigs in the Northern Jarrah Forest’
6.00 – 6.45    DINNER BREAK
6.45 – 7.10    ROWAN HEGGLUN Biodiversity Program Manager. ‘New Zealand – another place/ different methods. Learnings from overseas on removal of predators.’
7.10 – 7.35     SHANNON DUNDAS Post Doctoral Research Fellow Murdoch University
                      TRISH FLEMING   Senior Research Fellow Murdoch University ‘Better strategies for baiting red foxes in the south-west and why the work is important to help
conserve native species’
7.35 – 8.00    TIM DOHERTY PhD Candidate Edith Cowan University. ‘Impacts and management of feral cats’
8.00 – 8.30    Questions/Feedback

The workshop will run from 3pm to 8.30pm, with Dinner provided. The cost for this workshop is $5, and free for members. To RSVP, please reply to this email or call – 9571 0200.

Feel free to distribute this on your networks. Please join us for another great workshop!

Chittering Landcare Centre


31 Mar 2015
3:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Chittering Landcare Group
08 9571 0400


Chittering Landcare Centre
175 Old Gingin Rd
Muchea, Western Australia 6502 Australia
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0493 977 426