Coastal fox control program set to finish strong 2020

Sunshine Coast Council

Efforts to protect coastal native wildlife will be ramped up again this spring, with Sunshine Coast Council, Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service, Coolum and North Shore Coast Care and Noosa Council working together to carry out the coastal fox control program between October 9 and November 27, 2020.

The program is conducted in coastal areas from the Maroochy River to Peregian Beach.

Environment Portfolio Councillor Maria Suarez said the program had been running for six years, with extremely positive results, so it was imperative that we continued the good work.

“Protecting our endangered and threatened species is the reason we run the coastal fox control program,” 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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