Wild dog funding approval for wool body
Up to $312,400 in funding has been approved for Australian Wool Innovation for stage three of the National Wild Dog Action Plan in 2017-18 and 2018-19, through the Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper’s Established Pest Animals and Weeds Measure.
The funding will provide for the following positions and activities: A communications co-ordinator. An action plan implementation manager.
Communications administration and NWDAP website costs.
Grant administration by AWI. WAFarmers Livestock Council representative Scott Pickering, who also holds the role of the WAFarmers representative on the National Wild Dog Consultative Committee, said there was a need for ongoing shared responsibility regarding the co-ordination of wild-dog management across Australia.
“These funds are a great step forward for the fight against wild dogs, which can cause significant damage to livestock numbers and farmers’ income, and can decimate native animal populations,” Mr Pickering said.
“Stage three will facilitate greater co-ordination and implementation of the program across the country, which is critical to the success of the NWDAP over the coming years.
“Though not all requests in the AWI proposal were granted, we are very grateful for the funding that was approved, and for the continued support of the Federal Government in this important project.”
Up to $312,400 in funding has been approved for Australian Wool Innovation for stage three of the National Wild Dog Action Plan in 2017-18 and 2018-19.