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What’s this about?
The NSW Government proposes to create a feral predator-free area for native plants and animals within Castlereagh Nature Reserve or Windsor Downs Nature Reserve. This will be done by constructing feral predator-proof fencing, eradicating feral predators from within the fenced area, and reintroducing appropriate native animals. Areas such as this have already been created in several parks in western NSW as part of our Saving our Species program.
Feral predators have had a significant impact on Australian native animals, particularly those medium-sized ground-dwelling mammals that are highly susceptible to predation by cats and foxes.
A feral predator-free area will provide a unique opportunity to inform residents of western Sydney about the natural values of the Cumberland Plain, its native animals, the threats posed by feral predators and other pests, and the importance of protecting remaining habitat fragments.
Once adopted the amendment will enable the construction of a feral predator-free area and an education centre, to help community understanding of the program and its benefits.
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