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‘E-Blast’ #83: Solo Fox Baiting on Skis

One person on skis… with a shovel, bait, and 11 years experience. This is how foxes are
controlled during winter in Kosciuszko National Park, and the fact that this minimalist fox baiting program has been running for 26 years also hints that it’s doing what it’s designed to – helping keep the feral fox numbers under control. It’s all about cutting vulnerable native species some slack. It’s support they definitely need given they’re also being stressed by factors like climate change and fire. So what does the winter fox-baiting program look like up close? We asked John White, the person wearing the skis…

Read more in E-Blast #83| September, 2022