The Department of Territory and Municipal Services has announced that roo culling is commencing this Friday in the Canberra Nature Park.
- The ACT Government wishes to advise that areas within the Canberra Nature Park will be closed from Friday 3 July until Friday 31 July to allow for the controlled culling of over-abundant Eastern Grey Kangaroos.
The sites to be closed are in West Jerrabomberra Nature Reserve; East Jerrabomberra Grasslands; Callum Brae Nature Reserve; Crace Grasslands Nature Reserve; and Kama South Nature Reserve.
The cull of up to 550 kangaroos is in response to the Commissioner for Sustainability and the Environment’s report on the Inquiry into Lowland Grasslands in the ACT, released in March 2009. Culling will occur on critical grassland sites identified in the report where over-abundant kangaroos are threatening endangered flora and fauna.
These endangered species include the Grassland Earless Dragon, Golden Sun Moth, Striped Legless Lizard, Perunga Grasshopper and the Button Wrinklewort (a perennial herb).
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Interesting no elected representative was willing to put their name to the announcement.