The City of Kalamunda advises that trapping is proposed for the Crumpet Creek - Mundy Regional Park area for the week commencing Monday, 20 July 2020.
The parks will remain open. Community members are required to obey signage. Dogs to be kept on leads, and out of prohibited areas. Soft foot traps will be utilised. There is little risk that the traps are a danger to humans.
This trapping program is a joint partnership between the City of Kalamunda and the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.
Control of foxes is an important part of the protection of biodiversity within the City of Kalamunda. Foxes contribute to the loss of natural habitat and the decline of native mammals and animals including nesting birds and reptiles across Australia. They can also cause a nuisance for residents with domestic poultry, livestock and pets.
Under the Biosecurity and Agricultural Management (BAM) Act (2007) foxes are a declared pest. The trapping and use of soft catch jawed traps will be in accordance with the permit issued by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development: Agriculture and Food.
A licenced operator has been hired to set traps and signage, and to humanly euthanise any foxes caught. Under the Health (pesticides) Regulations 2011, all companies and personnel employed by companies involved in management of pests must be licensed and registered with the Department.
In keeping with requirements of the Animal Welfare Act (2002) and Regulations (2003) and the BAM Act (2007) and Regulations (2013), signage will be placed at the entrances of the reserve when trapping is being conducted and within proximity of where the trap is placed.
The trap will be set after dark and removed in the early hours of the morning.
View more information about foxes in the City here.
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City of Kalamunda - Environment ServicesPhone: (08) 9257 9999Email: firstname.lastname@example.org