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$25 million fix required for ageing Dog Fence

7 March 2019

The State Government has today released a report into the South Australian Dog Fence which outlines a return on investment of up to 48 per cent to replace sections that are more than 100 years old at a cost of $25 million.

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Have your say on the management of declared animals in South Australia

25 February 2019

The State Government is seeking views on the revised ‘List of declared animals’ and a ‘New and emerging introduced animals policy’, aimed at helping to reduce the risk of introduced animals becoming established in South Austra…

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Keep watch for the distinctive red-whiskered bulbul

12 September 2018

If you notice a bird with red whisker patches, a distinctive black crest and a loud chattering call, it could be a red-whiskered bulbul – a serious pest bird that can threaten South Australia’s plants and native birds and must be reported…

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Virus cocktail gets the jump on pest rabbits

22 June 2018

Farmers and landowners across Australia have gained an advantage in the fight against pest rabbit populations through the combination of two biological controls currently available in Australia.

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Farmers can apply now for wild dog support

8 June 2018

Applications are now available from pastoralists looking for trapping services under the State Government’s new $1.4 million program to fight the scourge of wild dogs.

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Wild dogs trapped under new strategy

24 May 2018

The State Government has delivered on its election commitment to deliver two full time equivalent wild dog trappers to protect South Australia’s $4.7 billion livestock industry.

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Last chance to have your say on managing feral pigs and deer

29 January 2018

Community feedback on draft policies for the management of feral deer and pigs, currently out for comment, is set to close on Wednesday (January 31).

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New 'one stop shop' for cactus control

4 December 2017

Management of prickly invasive cacti has received a boost with a new comprehensive manual now available in South Australia.

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Smart gardeners can use the new smart app to whack a weed in SA

20 November 2017

Gardeners and farmers can whack a weed with certainty thanks to a new app with the most up-to-date information on identifying and controlling declared weeds.

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End to illegal hunting on private and public land

22 September 2017

South Australians are reminded that any hunting of pest animals on public land without written authority is prohibited, following recent concerns over public safety and shootings of livestock.

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