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New Rabbit Control Coordinator hopping into action

2 April 2019

A new Rabbit Control Coordinator has been appointed as the State Government works with landholders to wipe out local populations of Australia’s most destructive environmental and agricultural pest.

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Out of the wild - new policy targets feral deer and pigs

1 April 2019

New rules now apply for the tagging and ownership of domestic deer and the movement, possession and sale of feral deer and pigs.

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Wild dog control remains a priority

1 April 2019

Protecting South Australia’s $4.3 billion livestock industry from the threat of wild dogs remains a high priority for the State Government.

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$25 million fix required for ageing Dog Fence

7 March 2019

The State Government has today released a report into the South Australian Dog Fence which outlines a return on investment of up to 48 per cent to replace sections that are more than 100 years old at a cost of $25 million.

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Have your say on the management of declared animals in South Australia

25 February 2019

The State Government is seeking views on the revised ‘List of declared animals’ and a ‘New and emerging introduced animals policy’, aimed at helping to reduce the risk of introduced animals becoming established in South Austra…

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Keep watch for the distinctive red-whiskered bulbul

12 September 2018

If you notice a bird with red whisker patches, a distinctive black crest and a loud chattering call, it could be a red-whiskered bulbul – a serious pest bird that can threaten South Australia’s plants and native birds and must be reported…

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Virus cocktail gets the jump on pest rabbits

22 June 2018

Farmers and landowners across Australia have gained an advantage in the fight against pest rabbit populations through the combination of two biological controls currently available in Australia.

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Farmers can apply now for wild dog support

8 June 2018

Applications are now available from pastoralists looking for trapping services under the State Government’s new $1.4 million program to fight the scourge of wild dogs.

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Wild dogs trapped under new strategy

24 May 2018

The State Government has delivered on its election commitment to deliver two full time equivalent wild dog trappers to protect South Australia’s $4.7 billion livestock industry.

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Last chance to have your say on managing feral pigs and deer

29 January 2018

Community feedback on draft policies for the management of feral deer and pigs, currently out for comment, is set to close on Wednesday (January 31).

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