2018 conservation cull of kangaroos

2018 conservation cull of kangaroos

Several nature reserves and adjacent territory land will be closed from Monday 7 May to Friday 27 July, from late afternoon until early morning each day, to allow a conservation cull of Eastern Grey Kangaroos.

Kangaroos are an integral part of the ecosystems around Canberra. The conservation cull of up to 3253 Eastern Grey Kangaroos protects biodiversity and maintains kangaroo populations at appropriate levels to minimise impacts on other plants and animals in critical grassland and woodland sites.

Ecologists have used the best current scientific knowledge to analyse the status of each reserve’s population, the amount and type of vegetation, rainfall and other relevant factors to determine the numbers to be culled to support conservation outcomes.

A new research report on fertility control in Eastern Grey Kangaroo populations in the ACT and two studies on kangaroos' relationship to the environment have also been published. See more.

The following sites will be closed during the conservation cull:

Mulligans Flat Nature Reserve, except Wednesdays and Fridays: 6 pm to 6 am

Goorooyaroo Nature Reserve: 6 pm to 6 am

Callum Brae Nature Reserve: 3 pm to 7 am:

East Jerrabomberra Grasslands: 3 pm to 7 am

Kama Nature Reserve: 3 pm to 7 am

Aranda Bushland Nature Reserve and adjoining land: 5 pm to 7 am

Mount Mugga Mugga Nature Reserve-Isaacs Ridge Nature Reserve and Isaacs Pines: 5 pm to 7 am

West Majura Grasslands and eastern slopes of Mount Ainslie Nature Reserve: 5 pm to 7 am

Googong Foreshores: 6 pm to 8 am