Review of the Program to Eradicate Foxes (Vulpes vulpes) from TasmaniaPublished August 2009. The Tasmanian Government has been managing a program to eradicate red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) from Tasmania since 2002 in response to growing evidence of the presence of a small fox population in the state. Since 2007 this has been conducted under the Fox Eradication Program (FEP). The funding partners in the program have been the Australian Government (currently through the 'Caring for our Country' initiative), the Tasmanian Government and the Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre.
In April 2009, the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE) commissioned Landcare Research New Zealand Ltd to undertake a comprehensive review of the Fox Eradication Program to assess whether eradication was still a feasible goal and to identify changes that might be required to ensure that the Tasmanian fox eradication effort has the greatest chance of success.
Written by Parkes, J & Anderson, D.
Published by Landcare Research New Zealand Ltd.
(Published in 2009)
Copyright Landcare Research New Zealand Ltd 2009
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