Improving Fox Management Strategies in Australia

The European red fox was introduced into Australia in the 1870s for recreational hunting. Their subsequent spread was rapid and they are now responsible for environmental and agricultural impacts valued at over $200 million per annum. Despite greater public awareness about feral cats, foxes are considered to be Australia?s greatest predation threat to the survival of native fauna ? particularly relevant given their recent introduction to Tasmania.

This report provides a comprehensive review of fox management strategies along with impacts and monitoring techniques. This includes a critical appraisal of past research studies and ongoing fox management programmes. A key finding is that problems with the experimental design and analysis of research and management has sometimes hindered progress in defining fox impacts and determining the best approach to reducing these impacts.

This report offers a set of key recommendations for consideration by research agencies, land managers and policy-makers to improve and harmonise approaches to measuring and managing fox impacts.

Author Glen Saunders and Lynette McLeod
Date null
Year 2007
Place published City
Publisher Bureau of Rural Sciences
Institution NSW Department of Primary Industries - Vertebrate
Pages 206 pp
Notes Notes
ISBN/ISSN ISBN 0 644 29240 7 (set)
Region Australia - national
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