It did not seem possible to eradicate foxes in Tasmania based on ‘chasing down’ individuals so a program based on endangering foxes wherever they occurred was undertaken. Based on differences in physical susceptibilities to 1080 between foxes and obvious potential non-target wildlife, 1080 baiting was chosen as the basic strategic eradication method. Key potential problems included loss of baits to wildlife and effects of baits on wildlife. Research was undertaken to tailor established methods of fox baiting to Tasmania’s special conditions of much non-target wildlife and few foxes. A basic philosophy was to produce a package that was safe enough for wildlife that particular places would not have to be avoided because of wildlife.
|Author||Mooney, N., Emms, C. and Bloomfield, T. E.|
|Secondary title||13th Australasian Vertebrate Pest Conference|
|Place published||Wellington, NZ|
|Institution||TAS Department of Primary Industries, Water and En|
|Control method||1080 (sodium monofluoroacetate)|
|Region||Australia - national|