Feral Animal Observation Program
The Western Suburbs Regional Councils (WESROC) along with the citiies of Stirling and Fremantle and the Town of Cambridge, have developed an integrated approach to feral animal control in the region.
Feral animals of concern throughout metropolitan Perth include:
- European Red Foxes;
- Feral cats; and
- European Wild Rabbits.
Feral animals have caused the extinction of some of Australia's most unique native flora and fauna species, damaged their habitats and can carry a range of harmful diseases. As a result, adequate control of these feral animal is required.
This collective program will help to target feral species over a more widespread area simultaneously.
Feral animals impact on native species by predation, competition for food and shelter as well as destroying habitat. It is crucial that the program focuses on all feral species. If not, the removal of rabbits could lead to a rise in the population of foxes and if foxes are removed the rabbit population will increase, destroying native plants and food sources.
Ratepayers and community groups in Cambridge, Claremont, Cottesloe, Mosman Park, Peppermint Grove, Nedlands, Subiaco, Stirling and Fremantle are encouraged to report feral animal sightings to their local authorities.
Sighting information can be submitted through the online form (below) or download the PDF document and address to the Town of Cambridge, PO Box 15, Floreat 6014.
Hard copies of the form will also be available at the Town's Administration Centre, Cambridge Library and other community facilities.
Last Updated: 07/10/2013