Fox Eradication Program

DPIPWE's Fox Eradication Program (FEP) is an integrated eradication effort initiated by the Tasmanian Government in response to an accumulation of evidence that indicated fox activity in Tasmania. The 10-year program started in 2006 and is unique in attempting to eradicate foxes before recognised establishment has occurred and fox impacts are highly visible.

The Fox Eradication Program aims to eradicate foxes from Tasmania, reduce the risk of future fox incursions and develop community awareness of the serious threat foxes pose. The Fox Eradication Program is currently in its final stage of operations - Stage 3 (2013-2017): statewide monitoring and incursion response - and is a collaborative conservation effort of international importance.

Not wanted! Foxes are cryptic and elusive invasive animals that are recognised as a real and serious threat to Tasmania's native wildlife, agriculture and economy. It is important that the Tasmanian community remain alert and immediately report all fox sightings or any possible evidence of fox activity to the INVASIVE SPECIES HOTLINE: 1300 369 688

The following pages provide information about the progress of the fox eradication effort and the physical evidence of fox activity in Tasmania.

In this Topic

  • Fox Profile
    Foxes are efficient and extremely adaptable predators. Our resources will assist you in identifying foxes and outline the threats foxes pose to Tasmania.
  • Fox Evidence Update
    Update of latest physical evidence collected and known locations of fox activity in Tasmania.
  • Fox Program Activity
    Weekly update of fox hotline reports and Fox Eradication Program activity.
  • Fox FAQs
    Answers for some of the most Frequently Asked Questions about the fox eradication effort in Tasmania
  • Importing Foxes
    Restrictions on importing fox and fox products. A total ban remains in force for the importation of live foxes into Tasmania.