Coastal fox control program set to begin for 2021

Sunshine Coast Council

The Coastal Fox Control Program will be underway again this autumn in an effort to protect our native wildlife from the predatory fox in coastal bushland areas from Maroochy River to Peregian Springs.

Sunshine Coast Council, Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service, Coolum and North Shore Coast Care and Noosa Council will work together to carry out the program between April 21 and May 21, 2021.

Environment Portfolio Councillor Maria Suarez said the program had achieved extremely positive results during its six years and it was vital the valuable work continued.

“The program plays an important part in protecting our endangered and threatened species,” Cr Suarez said.

“We appreciate the support our community has given this program in the past and with their ongoing support, we can continue to ensure the longevity and security of native species.”

The program is designed to impact fox populations at a time when they were particularly active and reduce fox predation on vulnerable populations of native species, such as water mice, Eastern ground parrots, and endangered green and loggerhead turtles at the egg and hatchling stage.

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