Feral-proof fence drives biodiversity revival

Construction of a 23km fence to protect threatened native animals from feral predators will begin next month as part of a 20-year biodiversity project in South Australia.

Native predator the western quoll is planned to be re-introduced into the fenced area in years 11–15 of the project.

The first stage of the project on the “foot” of Yorke Peninsula will enclose a 130,000ha area — almost twice the size of Singapore — comprising farmland, national parks and several small townships.