Feral herbivore control at Bowra

Feral herbivore control at Bowra

Bowra has been destocked of cattle and horses, and boundary fences are being progressively secured to reduce incursions by neighbouring stock.

The major feral herbivores requiring control are goats, pigs and rabbits.  Management strategies include shooting, baiting and trapping by AWC staff and contractors.  Measures are being put in place by AWC’s science team to obtain rigorous population density measures which will inform the development of future management strategies for each feral species and will provide information against which success can be evaluated.

In 2014:

  • 1387 goats were removed
  • 64 pigs were removed