The Fox DNA Project - how hunters can help
Using the genetic tools typically used in forensics to design more effective fox control
The Fox DNA Project is an Australia-wide study of the genetics of feral foxes. The project's goal is to improve our understanding of fox movement patterns, so that control operations can take them into account and be made more effective.
Hunters can help researchers create a genetic map of foxes throughout Australia by providing samples of foxes shot, trapped or found as roadkill. To make it easier, sampling kits and further information is available at the following website link:http://www.foxdna.animals.uwa.edu.au/welcome/aims_and_approach or visit the website www.foxDNA.animals.uwa.edu.au
Alternatively, contact Dr Oliver Berry on freecall 1800 633 097.