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New cameras to monitor brumby activity on island

New cameras have been installed to monitor brumby activity in the north of Fraser Island.
New cameras have been installed to monitor brumby activity in the north of Fraser Island.

A MONITORING program has been put in place to keep track of the remaining feral horses on Fraser Island.

The Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service is continuing to consider options for the removal of the horses, in line with the Great Sandy Nation Park's management plan.

It was believed all the brumbies had been removed from the island more than a decade ago, but in 2014 motion detecting cameras snapped photos of the wild horses.

Then earlier this year a tourism operator made a report of seeing about eight brumbies in the northern part of the island.

A QPWS spokeswoman said cameras had been installed in 10 locations in the island's north.

"Rangers also look for horse tracks and droppings in the course of their duties," she said.

"QPWS staff have not made any new sightings of the feral horses, have seen no signs of them and have no heard of any new sightings by others."

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