We love owls. These elusive creatures’ distinct calls are heard more often than the birds themselves are seen, but spotting one fills any observer with curiosity and wonder.
Sadly, commonly used rodent baits are poisoning owls and other wildlife, who feast on baited prey.
With your help and support, we can get the message out to the wider community, businesses and policy-makers that rodent baits (specifically second generation anticoagulant rodenticides, or SGARs) are harmful to wildlife, pets and people, and that there are safe alternatives.
Together, we can make the Denmark region a safe haven for owls and wildlife free from rodenticide poisoning.
Denmark on the south coast of Western Australia is an important biodiverse region surrounded by some of the state’s iconic national parks, including Mt Lindesay National Park, William Bay National Park, and the Walpole Wilderness area.
The campaign by the Owl Friendly Margaret River has inspired the Denmark Environment Centre to form Owl Friendly Denmark, to make the Denmark shire a region free from the rodenticide poisoning threat. We thank OFMR for its ongoing support, content/information sharing and guidance.
Owl Friendly Denmark and the Denmark Environment Centre acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land on which we work (Noongar boodja), the Pibelmen and Minang peoples, and recognise their continuing connection to land, wildlife, waters and community. We pay our respects to Elders, past and present.