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PCE - Ravenhills and Maddicks Road - Weed and feral animal control


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Burnett Mary Regional Group NRM Regional Investments: Keeping it Great - Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service - Maroochydore

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Start date

3 March 2014

End date

31 May 2014


Caring for our Country (CFOC) Protecting the Conservation Estate (PCE)
This project covers the control of targeted weed species: pine wildings (Pinus radiata, P spp), guava (Psidium guajava) associated with feral pig control program; lantana (Lantana camara); giant rat’s tail grass (Sporobolus spp.); siratro (Macroptilium atropurpureum); umbrella tree (Schefflera actinophylla); candle bush (Senna alata) and groundsel bush (Baccharis halimifolia) within and adjacent to the Great Sandy Strait Ramsar site. 

Feral pigs, foxes and weed species (including the WONS species lantana camara) targeted for control through this project are major threats to the considerable list of threatened species and communities within the project area. 

The objective is to reduce the impact of targeted weed species and feral pigs on native flora and fauna, including several endangered species in and adjacent to the Great Sandy Strait Ramsar site, thus contributing to the CFOC funding target of Protecting the Conservation Estate (PCE).

An improvement in the stability and populations of native flora and fauna impacted by feral pigs and weeds, and an improvement in the native/natural diversity within the area's ecosystems.

Pigs will be trapped to reduce their numbers and impact on coastal vegetation and native fauna. Native coastal vegetation will improve when targeted weeds are removed.


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Last updated: 16 May 2015

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Department of Environment, Science and Innovation, Queensland (2015) PCE - Ravenhills and Maddicks Road - Weed and feral animal control, WetlandInfo website, accessed 15 May 2024. Available at:

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