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Feral animal control program including aerial baiting and aerial shooting of feral animals: Cape York Peninsula National Parks (CYPAL) and other Cape York protected areas

This alert applies to the following parks:

A pest animal control program (including aerial and ground 1080 baiting and aerial shooting) will be conducted throughout the Cape York Peninsula Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service Protected Areas from Monday 12 June 2017 to Sunday 31 December 2017 (inclusive). The parks will not be closed during these dates and aerial control work will not affect park use. Aerial baiting will involve placing 1080 baits away from roads. Baits can remain active for a period after deployment, and where gazetted roads cross through national parks, pets should be restrained inside vehicles. Visitors may see helicopters and hear shooting at times as part of the program. The program will occur in the following parks:

  • Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park (CYPAL)
  • Lama Lama National Park (CYPAL)
  • Cape Melville National Park (CYPAL)
  • Jardine River National Park, Heathlands Resources Reserve and Jardine River Resources Reserve
  • Muundhi (Jack River) National Park (CYPAL)
Last updated
25 May 2017