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Fox management in south-eastern Australia: management strategies and cost-efficiencies

Gentle, M.N. (2008) Fox management in south-eastern Australia: management strategies and cost-efficiencies. Verlag Dr Müller, Saarbrücken.

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Abstract

The European red fox is one of Australia´s most devastating vertebrate affecting both biodiversity and agricultural production. Fox management strategies rely heavily on poisoning using baits impregnated with sodium fluoroacetate (1080). Factors such as the ability of foxes to locate bait, palatability and toxicity of bait, pattern and density of bait distribution, and cost/benefits of specific use patterns all affect the overall efficiency of management programs. It is essential to examine and refine all such factors to manage the damaging impacts of this pest species. This book examines the problems associated with management of the fox in south-eastern Australia, highlights deficiencies in ´best-practice´ baiting techniques, and provides recommendations to improve current management strategies and guide future research.

Item Type:Book
Additional Information:© Verlag Dr Müller.
Keywords:Fox; invasive species; integrated management; best practice baiting.
Subjects:Science > Invasive Species > Animals > Animal control and ecology
Deposited On:24 Aug 2009 05:44
Last Modified:07 Jun 2015 15:09

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