Feral Animal Control Underway in Budj Bim
An aerial shooting program to control feral animals is being undertaken this week in the World Heritage listed Budj Bim Cultural Landscape, including parts of the National Park and the Indigenous Protected Areas.
Helicopters will be used to target deer and feral pigs that are negatively impacting fire affected parts of the Budj Bim Cultural Landscape.
The program is part of a broader integrated pest control project being implemented by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, Gunditj Mirring Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation, Parks Victoria and Winda-Mara Aboriginal Corporation in response to the 2019-20 bushfire.
In Budj Bim, feral animals can negatively impact and damage culturally sensitive sites by rooting, wallowing, and grazing.