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Published on Wednesday, 6 July 2022 at 12:04:23 PM

The Shire of Merredin wishes to advise a Butler’s Corella management program will commence in July 2022.

Butler’s Corella, Cacatua Pastinator Butleri, are a declared pest in the Wheatbelt.

The current large local population is causing environmental destruction, in particular long-term damage to trees that are important habitats for other species including the endangered black cockatoo. Additionally, Corellas have heavily impacted biodiversity within the Shire, and caused significant damage to playing surfaces, native vegetation and infrastructure. There is also an increased economic impact on farming, sporting grounds and homes.

The Shire of Merredin’s management program will include a multi-pronged humane approach such as limiting food, sacrificial feeding areas and population control through trapping and euthanising the birds. Techniques such as using poisons or anaesthetics will not be used as these are deemed ineffective and the use of these methods also present a risk to non-target animals.

For further information, please contact Daniel Hay-Hendry, Acting Executive Manager Engineering Services at the Shire of Merredin, on (08) 9041 1611 or by email at emes@merredin.wa.gov.au.

Lisa Clack


5 July 2022