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12 Dec 2017

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Support for targeted vertabrate pest program-Pormpuraaw 2018

Project summary

The coastline north of the Pormpuraaw community has an extensive Olive Ridley sea turtle nesting rookery with Pormpuraaw Land and Sea rangers currently patrolling and protecting around 18,000 eggs incubating in nests along 50km of very remote coastline.

Feral Pigs pose a serious threat to all native fauna and flora, pigs were responsible for 90% predation of the Olive Ridley prior to aerial culling operations by PLASM staff in 2014, aerial feral culling is by far the most effective option for controlling pig populations in the vast coastal marine plains within Pormpuraaw DOGiT.

This project will provide support for shooting or trapping to target predators of turtles, eggs and hatchlings works with Pormpuraaw Aboriginal Shire Council. This support is provided to the WCTTAA group through Cape York NRM and the Department of Natural Resources and Mines (QLD Regional Natural Resource Management Investment Program).

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