Glenelg Ark is a fox control program covering 90,000 hectares of State forest & National Park in south-western Victoria. It is a collaborative, landscape-scale project undertaken by the Department of Sustainability and Parks Victoria. The aim is to support the recovery of native mammals, birds and reptiles, by protecting them from fox predation.
Monitoring is an integral part of the Glenelg Ark. Sand pads and bait-take are used to indicate the number of foxes active in the area, while hair-tubing is used to detectthe response of native animals to fox control.
- Rigorous monitoring indicates that fox numbers have decreased significantly in baited areas.
- Long-nosed Potoroos and Southern Brown Bandicoots appear to be responding positively. They are increasing likely to be found in some of the baited areas.
Involving the community
- Volunteers have been involved in monitoring.
- Students are commencing research projects in the project area.
- A research partnership has been established with the Arthur Rylah Institute.
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