Demonstrating the potential resilience of fox populations to coordinated landholder baiting programs for agricultural protection

Lead researcher: Andrew Bengsen, New South Wales Department of Primary Industries, andrew.bengsen@industry.nsw.gov.au

The main goal of this project was to evaluate and demonstrate the ability of conventional baiting practices to suppress fox populations. This was to be achieved through the following objectives:

  1. Estimate changes in fox population densities in response to coordinated baiting programs.
  2. Estimate the extent to which individual foxes within populations are exposed to baiting.
  3. Communicate results and implications to public and private land managers through extension networks of partner agencies, as well as scientific and management fora.

The following publication resulted from this work:

Bengsen, A. (2014) Effects of coordinated poison-baiting programs on survival and abundance in two red fox populations. Wildlife Research 41 (3), 194-202, available at: https://dx.doi.org/10.1071/WR13202

This project was funded under the Australian Pest Animal Research Program (APARP).
For more APARP projects, visit: www.pestsmart.org.au/australian-pest-animal-research-program/

Secondary title APARP Report
Author Andrew Bengsen
Date 30/06/2013
Year 2013
Publisher NSW Department of Primary Industries
Pages 28
Control method Baiting
Region NSW
Documents

Demonstrating the potential resilience of fox populations to coordinated landholder baiting programs for agricultural protection [ 790kb PDF ]

Links

 Australian Pest Animal Research Program (APARP)