In New South Wales the declaration of an animal as a pest under the Rural Lands Protection Act 1998 places a legal obligation on land managers to implement pest management programs. Currently, the fox is not a declared pest in this state, so participation in fox management programs is voluntary. Foxes are declared pests in most other states and territories in Australia. At their annual meeting in 2005, the NSW Rural Lands Protection Board (now Livestock Health and Pest Authority; LHPA) State Council proposed that the official declaration of foxes should be explored. In a 2007 survey of land managers, three quarters of 400 respondents supported the idea that the fox should be a declared pest in New South Wales.
Case study on the usefulness of legislative powers to improve fox management. Produced by the Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre as part of the PestSmart series.
|Author:||Invasive Animals CRC|
|Organisation:||Invasive Animals CRC|
|Number of Pages:||2 pp|
|ISBN:||PestSmart code: FXCS4|
|Documents:||PestSmart Case Study: Declaring the fox a pest in New South Wales [340kb PDF]|
|Links:||PestSmart toolkit: Foxes|