THE ACT Parks and Conservation Service is concerned pig hunting in Namadgi National Park took place last month.
ACT Parks and Conservation Service Regional Manager National Parks and Catchments Region, Brett McNamara, has expressed concern following vision of dogs on the bonnet of a vehicle.
“A wildlife monitoring camera on Mount Franklin Road at the Namadgi National Park has captured the vision of the alleged activity at 8.19am on Saturday 23 May 2015,” Brett said.
“Unfortunately, the owner of the vehicle covered up the number plate.
“Over time rangers have detected pigs which have been released into the wild and the dogs are then used ready to attack and hunt them down which causes massive damage to the environment.
“The image shows a green coloured sedan at the National Park and I strongly encourage members of the community who may have information to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.”
Earlier this month, security cameras also obtained vision of a group forcing entry to a gate at the Namadgi National Park near Corin Forest.
“At 5.30am on Saturday 13 June 2015 vision was recorded which clearly shows a group cut through a gate to access the National Park,” Mr McNamara said.
“Thousands of dollars of locks, gates and other infrastructure has been damaged or stolen over the last month as a result of people illegally accessing the National Park.
“Rangers work closely with ACT Policing and investigations are underway to help identify those offenders who will be prosecuted.”