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GPS wild dog monitoring

Murray and Riverina Local Land Services have undertaken collaring and GPS tracking of a sample of wild dogs in the Upper Murray region.

Community consultation meetings have indicated strong support for the project.

The collaring project will track a number of wild dogs over 12 months to map their movement and behaviour patterns, the data from which will be used to conduct more targeted wild dog control programs.

The project is being coordinated by NSW Department of Primary Industries vertebrate pest researcher, Dr Guy Ballard, who has conducted similar programs in other areas of NSW.

Collared dogs will be subject to normal control activities carried out by land managers and will not be released if re-trapped.

Murray Local Land Services has three wild dog management groups: the Upper Murray, Hume and Tumbarumba groups. The groups comprise local land holders and representatives of Local Land Services, the National Parks & Wildlife Service, Forestry Corporation, private forestry companies and Crown Lands (DPI) representatives.

The project commenced in January 2016 and dog movements are being tracked as displayed on the map below,

To view the map on a full screen, click this link.

Wild dog area Dog collars retrieved
Bago 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 17, 28
Boundary Road 18,19
Jounama 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15
Maragle 16, 24, 26, 27