Foxes

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fox_imgGeoCatch aims to work with stakeholders to decrease the number of foxes across the Geographe Catchment in order to reduce their impact on native fauna.

In 2010 the Shire of Capel obtained funding from the State Natural Resource Management Program to undertake a partnership fox control program across the City of Busselton, and the Capel and Dardanup Shires. GeoCatch was a partner in the project to deliver components of the project for the Busselton City area.

The project engaged the community to control foxes including training and development of peri-urban landholder’s skills in fox trapping and encouraging fox baiting with funding for free baits in approved rural areas.

 

Acheivements
  • The promotion and coordination of a fox trapping training workshop in Yallingup for peri-urban landholders in Spring 2010.
  • Promotion and coordination the fox baiting program for the Busselton City in Spring 2010 and Autumn 2011.

 

Funding and Partnerships

This project was funded by the State Natural Resource Management Program and the Shire of Capel.

 

Project Future
  • GeoCatch is currently investigating future involvement in fox eradication in the Geographe Catchment.
  • GeoCatch continues to provide advice to members of the public on fox eradication and owns three fox traps that are available for loan. Cage trapping is a low risk form of fox control in residential areas where baiting is not permitted and any non-target species caught can be safely released. Fox trapping can also be used as part of an integrated pest management plan in areas where baiting is permitted. Refer to the Fox Trapping Fyer for more information on using cages. To register your interest to loan a fox trap please contact GeoCatch on 9781 0111.