Foxes in Tasmania

From growing amounts of hard evidence, it is regrettably apparent that the Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes) is present in low numbers in Tasmania. This efficient, adaptable predator is recognised nationally as the single most devastating introduced pest and threat to Australia’s native land animals, and it would be an unmitigated disaster if it was allowed to establish in Tasmania.

The Fox Taskforce was established by the Tasmanian Government to undertake an eradication program to rid Tasmania of any foxes that may be present, and to ensure foxes are never a threat again. The public is urged to take seriously the threat which the fox poses to our State, and to support the work of the Taskforce by reporting fox sightings and any other evidence (unusual scats, den sites, stock kills).

This site, from the Tasmanian Department of Primary Industries and Water, contains a range of information including latest evidence, information on control and fox ecology & identificaiton, reports, and contact details for the Fox Free Task Force.

Author Department of Primary Industries and Water, Tas
Date 19/10/2006
Year 2006
Publisher Department of Primary Industries and Water, Tas
Notes Notes
Control method Baiting
Region TAS