Red Fox

Red Fox

The red fox has a stable population trend and the pre-breeding British red fox population has been estimated at about 240,000 indidviduals.

The red fox’s population trend has been evaluated as Stable on the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species.

The pre-breeding British red fox population has been estimated at about 240,000 individuals.

The mean number of red foxes killed per unit area by gamekeepers has increased steadily since the early 1960’s in Britain, but it is not clear to what extent this reflects an increase in fox abundance. Although an increase in fox numbers following successful rabies control by vaccination was widely reported in Europe, no direct measures of population density have been taken. Red fox bagging in Germany has risen from 250,000 in 1982–1983 to 600,000 in 2000–2001.


Image | © Karen Bullock, Some Rights Reserved, (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
Sources | (Fox, 2007; Harris, Morris, Wray, & Yalden, 1995; Hoffmann & Sillero-Zubiri, 2016; MacDonald & Reynolds, 2005)

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