Feral Herbivore Control

© Wayne Lawler/AWC


Feral herbivores removed from across AWC sanctuaries in 2019


Feral herbivores removed from across AWC sanctuaries in 2018


Feral herbivores removed from across AWC sanctuaries in 2017

Feral herbivores degrade the landscape, destroying habitat for native wildlife, as well as damaging fencing and other infrastructure. 

Feral herbivores include camels, buffalo, donkeys, horses, pigs and feral cattle. 

AWC implements a range of management strategies including mustering, shooting and trapping as well as baiting for feral pigs. 

The presence of feral herbivores is monitored through the use of remote camera traps and regular checking of fencing and tracks, which informs AWC’s threat management program. 

Wildlife protected through this program

© Wayne Lawler/AWC

Carpentarian Pseudantechinus

Pungalina-Seven Emu is the only mainland protected area in which the species occurs.

© Brad Leue/AWC

Kangaroo Island Dunnart

AWC helps protect a population of Kangaroo Island Dunnarts on Kangaroo Island.

© Jiri Lochman


AWC protects an established population of Djoongari on Faure Island.

Sanctuaries where this program is implemented

© Wayne Lawler/AWC
Western Australia


Paruna Wildlife Sanctuary, just outside of Perth, forms an important wildlife corridor along the Avon River, between Walyunga and Avon...

© Wayne Lawler/AWC

Piccaninny Plains

Piccaninny Plains lies in the heart of Cape York Peninsula, a region of global significance for conservation. Covering almost 165,000...

© Michael Hains/AWC
Northern Territory

Pungalina-Seven Emu

Pungalina-Seven Emu Wildlife Sanctuary protects an area of extraordinary conservation value, including 100km of the nationally significant Calvert River, and...

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