Feral pig control on the western and central areas of the South Coast regionProject Completed before: June 30, 2013
This project will implement on-ground threat abatement work, through trapping and humane disposal of pigs, to protect and enhance the Lake Muir Byenup Ramsar wetland and Boxwood Hills/Gairdner area which encompasses several nature reserves including the Maililup, Greeves Road, Pallinup, Corackerup and the Fitzgerald Biosphere Reserve. This will be in collaboration with all key stakeholders to maximise resources and investment.
This will allow the recovery of endangered species including: Caledenia christinea (christines spider orchid), Caledenia harringtonea (Harrington's spider orchid), Drakea micrantha (dwarf hammer orchid), Meziella trifida (three lobed meziella), K glabrata (northcliffe glabrata), Spicospina flammocaerulea (sunset frog), Engaewa waloplea (Walpole burrowing crayfish), Reedia spathacea (reedia bush) and Setonix brachyurus (quokka).
Control of feral pigs will be conducted over:
• 1,700 ha of the Lake Muir Bynup Wetlands;
• 8,262 ha on agricultural land surround the Lake Muir Bynup Wetlands;
• 4,000 ha of feral pig control of the Lake Muir wetland
• 3,321 ha in the Boxwood Hills/Gairdner area.