Professional shooters will begin the cull tomorrow following an order from Aboriginal leaders in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) lands.
Locals have complained the animals have been entering communities and wreaking havoc as they look for any available water source, including taps and tanks.
“We have been stuck in stinking hot and uncomfortable conditions, feeling unwell, because the camels are coming in and knocking down fences, getting in around the houses and trying to get to water through air-conditioners,’’ Marita Baker, board member of the APY executive, told The Australian.
The animals are also being culled over concerns about greenhouse gas emissions, as the animals emit methane equivalent to one ton of carbon dioxide per year, the paper reported.
The ERCC has launched a call on Monday evening to the member states to report asap on the resources they have to intervene in Australia.
Ukraine is ready to send to Australia, which was covered by large-scale forest fires, about 200 specially trained rescuers of the State Emergencies Service, Interior Minister of Ukraine Arsen Avakov has said.
Romanian Interior minister is answering to the European call to provide help to Australia in its battle against bushfires, announcing our country has forces ready to be sent to Australia in this respect. President Klaus Iohannis has been informed on the resources Romania has to provide aid.
“The Interior Ministry is answering the call launched at European level and is ready to deploy forces to Australia. The EUCPM- Civil Protection Mechanism-has been activated at EU level following widespread fires in Australia“, says a ministry’s press release.
The Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) has returned to neutral in what is a headline event, signalling the potential arrival of Australia’s delayed annual monsoon and some desperately awaited relief for the bush fire-ravaged country.
The Australian Bureau of Meteorology announced mid-morning today (Tuesday) that an aggressive positive phase of the IOD may have collapsed and that the Indian Ocean returned to neutral after one of the strongest positive IOD events to impact Australia in recent history. ■