Feral Animal Control
The ever-increasing number of feral animals is having an enormous impact on the landscape, particularly on waterways, wetlands and vegetation.
Feral animals also cause the spread of weeds and disease, displace native animals, compete for food and threaten the safety of Jawoyn people.
Those creating problems on Jawoyn land include:
- Cane Toads
Feral animal populations are regarded, together with wild fire and weeds, as the main threats to biological diversity as well as art sites, sacred sites and ceremony grounds on Jawoyn lands.
For this reason the Jawoyn Association actively manages feral animals with regular ranger patrols, mustering and aerial shoots.
Where feral animals are accessible and can be harvested, they also provide food for local communities, a source of stock for meat processing and the basis for recreational hunting.