Improved Implementation of Regional Fox Management Programs

Lead researcher: Lynette McLeod, New South Wales Department of Primary Industries, lynette.mcleod@dpi.nsw.gov.au

Current best practice management of foxes in Australia, for both agricultural and conservation purposes promotes broad-scale, cooperative management programs, with community involvement and collaboration from government agencies and private landholders. These regional-scaled, integrative programs give more effective long term respite from fox predation damage, while maximising the cost-effectiveness, as they have a greater impact on this invasive species’ migratory and population compensatory abilities.

This project aims to:

  • Improve and refine the effectiveness of existing best practice fox management particularly where group programs are promoted.
  • Determine if it is appropriate to expand fox control orders across the state. As such it has the potential to dramatically affect NSW policy and strategic actions in relation to the control of foxes on agricultural lands.

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/

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Author Australian Pest Animal Research Program (APARP)
Secondary Author Lynette McLeod
Year 2010
Volume 2008-09
Institution NSW Department of Primary Industries
Control method Integrated Pest Management
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Full report: Improved Implementation of Regional Fox Management Programs   [ 1.2Mb PDF ]