Territory and Municipal Services are letting you all know they’re done with their skippy slaughter:
The ACT Government wishes to advise that Callum Brae Nature Reserve, Crace Nature Reserve, Goorooyaroo Nature Reserve, Jerrabomberra West Nature Reserve, Kama Nature Reserve, Mt Painter Nature Reserve, Mulligans Flat Nature Reserve, The Pinnacle Nature Reserve and Wanniassa Hills Nature Reserve re-open to the public from 6 pm tonight.
The sites have been closed since 22 May 2012 to allow for a controlled cull of kangaroos.
“A total of 1154 kangaroos have been culled as part of the ACT Government’s ongoing program to protect these grassland and woodland sites from overgrazing,” said Director, Parks and Conservation, Daniel Iglesias.
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“Ensuring the grasslands and woodlands have sustainable levels of kangaroos will protect threatened ecosystems and associated species, provide habitat for creatures such as ground-feeding birds and prevent excessive soil loss from over-grazing.