The objective of this project is to reduce the impact of foxes on biodiversity and stock/agriculture assets in the King Parrot Creek catchment.
The recent national release of the RHDV-K5 rabbit virus is already reducing rabbit numbers and is expected to increase, which means that predator foxes will markedly increase predation of other food sources such as livestock and native wildlife.
This would not only gravely endanger common indigenous species of birds, mammals and reptiles, but also threatened and 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.
Preliminary monitoring and preparation is already underway with remote sensor cameras and using FoxScan (at www.feralscan.org.au).
Action will take various forms as suited or acceptable to stakeholders including monitoring, baiting, soft-jaw trapping, shooting, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org