Wallaby Survey - Dale Williams

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 1:40 pm on 15 February 2016
Dama wallaby eating a leaf

Dama wallaby Photo: Supplied

The Bay of Plenty Regional Council is teaming up with DOC to survey how many wallabies are on the loose in the Rotorua region.

The dama wallabies were released near Lake Okareka in 1912 and since spread across a 180,000 hectare area, mainly between Lake Rotorua and Kawerau. They are deemed to be a pest and the last survey of numbers was done in 2007. The council and DOC are also relying on help from land owners in the area to get a rough idea of how widespread the local population is.

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