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Conservation Council of WA (CCWA)

Stop and Rethink the Fence Campaign

Urge the State Government to stop and rethink its plans to extend and upgrade the State Barrier Fence……a fence to hinder, stop and kill native wildlife.

The Western Australian Government has commenced a program to upgrade and extend the State Barrier Fence. Once known as the Rabbit Proof Fence, the 1170 km State Barrier Fence runs from near Kalbarri to Ravensthorpe and is designed to stop emus, dingoes and feral dogs from moving onto nearby farms in the wheat belt.  The program raises significant ecological impacts and animal welfare issues and should not proceed.  Tens of thousands of emus die on the fence in migration years when they move southwards towards the coast.  The fence will also stop kangaroos, Dingoes, Echidnas and Black-gloved Wallabies and hinder the movement of other wildlife.

The most significant part of the current program is a 500 to 730 km extension of the fence from Ravensthorpe to Cape Arid.  This 'Esperance extension' will mean that the State Barrier Fence would, for larger wildlife, essentially cut the south west of Australia off from the rest of the Australian continent.

The Conservation Council calls on the Government to stop the current program and redirect funding already allocated to the program to find less cruel, and more environmentally friendly means of managing wildlife and feral dogs on the interface between farms and the Great Western Woodlands.

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