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$600k for rangers to help muzzle wild dogs

In addition to the $2.5 million promised by the Federal Government to combat WA's wild dog problem last week, a further $600,000 will be committed to indigenous rangers.

The funding will cover a training trial over the next two years to help WA Aboriginal rangers manage dogs in their area.

Member for Durack Price said the project would draw on the expertise of indigenous ranger groups, many which already deliver feral animal control, on top of resource management activities including weed control, biodiversity protection and fire management.

"Under the pilot, indigenous rangers will receive specific training to undertake the wild dog control activities on the ground, in ways that utilise their traditional knowledge and land management skills," she said.

"The activities will align with the National Wild Dog Action Plan, WA Wild Dog Action Plan and complement the WA government and individual landholder responsibilities for wild dog management, such as baiting and trapping."

Source: Midwest Times.

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