Keep your dog and our shorebirds safe.

Threatened shorebirds are returning to breed and forage at #Manning Beaches and discovered nests are being fenced for protection at #Harrington and #Farquhar Inlet.

MidCoast Council and partners have undertaken a range of measures this season including fencing and fox baiting in breeding areas to protect these endangered birds as they nest and raise hatchlings.

An initial five month program of 1080 baiting to control foxes is underway, due for completion on 30 November. So far, the program has removed around 11 foxes from the target areas, with no takes by wild or domestic dogs or other non-target species.

Beach users will see warning signs on fenced areas, and it’s essential that dogs and pets are kept away from fenced and signed areas as fox baits are highly toxic to dogs.

Foxes can decimate eggs and chicks overnight and a fox control program is needed to control numbers of these feral animals.

Dog exclusion and exercise areas are available on MidCoast Council’s website along with a map of exclusion zones on our Share the Shore page here=> https://bit.ly/2P7jfpF


Keep your dog and our shorebirds safe.

Threatened shorebirds are returning to breed and forage at #Manning Beaches and discovered nests are being fenced for protection at #Harrington and #Farquhar Inlet.

MidCoast Council and partners have undertaken a range of measures this season including fencing and fox baiting in breeding areas to protect these endangered birds as they nest and raise hatchlings.

An initial five month program of 1080 baiting to control foxes is underway, due for completion on 30 November. So far, the program has removed around 11 foxes from the target areas, with no takes by wild or domestic dogs or other non-target species.

Beach users will see warning signs on fenced areas, and it’s essential that dogs and pets are kept away from fenced and signed areas as fox baits are highly toxic to dogs.

Foxes can decimate eggs and chicks overnight and a fox control program is needed to control numbers of these feral animals.

Dog exclusion and exercise areas are available on MidCoast Council’s website along with a map of exclusion zones on our Share the Shore page here=> https://bit.ly/2P7jfpF


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