BHP backs camel cull
BHP has put up $2 million for feral camel control in Central Australia.
A camel culling program has been included in the 10 Deserts Project, an Indigenous land management initiative.
Money provided by mining giant BHP will go toward Government-run aerial shoots on Indigenous land.
Local farmers and producers say pest camel numbers have reached 'plague' proportions.
Government reports have estimated Australia is home to hundreds of thousands of wild camels.
The camel control scheme will focus on some areas of the Northern Territory, as well as Western Australia and also northern South Australia.