Turtles fight back as foxes are outfoxed

Outfoxing foxes has resulted in many more baby turtles being given a chance at life in central Queensland.

Climate Change and Sustainability Minister Kate Jones said fox-baiting programs have led to a dramatic turnaround in the marine turtle populations in the Bundaberg region.

“Since comprehensive fox-baiting programs were introduced we’ve seen a remarkable turnaround,” Ms Jones said.

In the late 1970s and early 1980s as many as 90 per cent of turtle nests were destroyed by foxes.

Less than five per cent of nests now fall victim to the feral dogs, Ms Jones said.

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About Candace M Hansen

Wildlife advocate, conservationist and environmentalist.
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