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Australian Government Tackles Feral Goat Issue

Australia is addressing the environmental challenge posed by feral goats. These animals affect native species and delicate ecosystems, such as those in the Blue Mountains and the Great Barrier Reef.

The Environment and Water Minister, Tanya Plibersek, has announced measures to control the goat population. The plan includes new methods like aerial culling and bait trials.

Feral goats cause significant problems, including habitat damage and disease spread. In New South Wales, their numbers reach millions.

The government’s proposal aims to enhance the monitoring and management of the feral goat population. Public input on the draft plan is welcome until February 2024, available on the department’s website for consultation.