Territory And Municipal Services are warning parts of the Canberra Nature Park will be closed as the lights are turned out for hundreds of the overly populous eastern grey kangaroo.
The ACT Government wishes to advise residents that areas within Canberra Nature Park will be closed from 6 pm Friday 3 June 2011 to 6 pm Thursday 30 June 2011.
The sites to be closed are Mulligans Flat Nature Reserve, Goorooyaroo Nature Reserve, Mount Painter Nature Reserve, Callam Brae Nature Reserve, Jerrabomberra West Nature Reserve and Kama Nature Reserve. Unleased territory land adjacent to Kama Nature Reserve will also be closed.
The closures are in the interest of public safety while a kangaroo cull takes place. The purpose of the cull is to reduce the number of kangaroos to environmentally sustainable levels so that the biodiversity characteristics of these important reserves is maintained. The numbers to be culled have been based on kangaroo counts in each location.