Fox Scan

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Introduced foxes are a declared pest in NSW, and are Australia’s number one predator threatening the survival of native wildlife and many currently threatened species.

In urban areas they are also increasingly causing problems. These include:

  • threatening urban wildlife populations and biodiversity
  • disturbing or killing small domestic pets (such as rabbits, guinea pigs, poultry and aviary birds)
  • scavenging through rubbish bins and at waste facilities
  • acting as a potential reservoir for disease/parasites including hydatids 

Fifteen Sydney councils, including Inner West Council, have come together to develop a regional and coordinated approach to fox management to address these problems. Over the next year the project will study the behaviour of urban foxes, engage local communities and map the distribution of foxes in southern Sydney enabling fox control to be undertaken at strategic locations.

To reduce the impacts of foxes, we encourage you to record and map sightings of foxes and fox impacts in your local area in Fox Scan.

Visit the Fox Scan website and help us map your sightings.

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