6 October 2022 – Notice of aerial baiting program for feral pigs on Conway National Park, Dryander National Park, Dryander State Forest and Dryander Forest Reserve

The Department of Environment and Science is undertaking an aerial baiting program on 6 October 2022.

Sodium Fluoroacetate (1080) meat baits will be used to control feral pigs on Conway National Park (Lot 43 on NPW1144 and Lot 1 on NPW1145), Dryander National Park (Lot 24 on AP19346), Dryander State Forest (Lot 432 on AP19346) and Dryander Forest Reserve (Lot 5 on AP19346).

A licensed operator will distribute the baits by helicopter. These baits will not be collected.

Notices will be placed at the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service office at Jubilee Pocket and the Whitsunday Regional Council offices at Proserpine and Cannonvale for one week prior to the baiting event. These notices will remain in place for four weeks after baiting has finished.

Notices will also be placed at the entrances of the Conway Circuit on Conway National Park and at Double Bay on Dryander National Park. A Park Alert will also be placed on the Department of Environment and Science website (parks.des.qld.gov.au/park-alerts) for the same period.

Dogs and other domestic animals are not permitted within the protected areas. Steps must be taken to ensure domestic dogs do not gain access to the 1080 baits or poisoned animals. Neighbours should restrain dogs and other domestic animals during baiting programs.

For more information, please contact the department on 13 74 68.