King Parrot Catchment Fox Control Project

The objective of this project is to reduce the impact of foxes on biodiversity and stock/agriculture assets in the King Parrot Creek catchment.

Fox monitoring using remote sensor cameras.

Across mainland Australia foxes cause significant economic losses to farmers by preying on lambs, kid goats and poultry.

The fox has also played a major role in the decline of ground-nesting birds, small to medium sized mammals and reptiles. Foxes threaten many locally significant species such as Long-nosed Bandicoot, Lyrebirds, Brush-tailed Phascogales, Striped-legless Lizard and Spotted Quail-thrush.

One aim of this project is to coordinate fox eradication action by all stakeholders including Murrindindi Shire Council, Parks Victoria, DELWP, GBCMA, Landcare, landholders, farmers, hunters and any other parties interested in maintaining the natural environment and protecting native species and livestock.

Monitoring is carried out annually on participating properties using remote sensor cameras and FoxScan (at www.feralscan.org.au).

Action takes various forms as suited or acceptable to participants in the project including annual monitoring, twice a year coordinated baiting programs, access to soft-jaw traps and a cage trap, shooting with assistance from the Sugarloaf Hunt Club, and den fumigation.

We are inviting interested people or organisations to join with us in the program’s aims.

For any enquiries please contact Chris Cobern on 0413 855 490 or by email ugln.projects@ugln.net

King Parrot Creek catchment area map.

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Useful Links: 

Foxscan

Focus on Foxes

1080 baiting Landcare article

Southern Ark Fox Control Project

Scientific study of 1080 baiting on Quolls

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