Details of this species in Isle of Man
Source: Varnham 2006
Arrival Date: Believed to be 1986
Species Notes for this Location:
The European red fox probably did not occur naturally on the Isle of Man, but was present in small numbers in the mid 19th century. It was introduced again in the 1980s, and in 1990 the population was estimated to be 120 to 300 individuals.
Management Notes for this Location:
MacDonald and Halliwell (1994, in Varnham 2006) recommend formulating contingency plans to limit the impact of the fox on rare ground-nesting birds.
Predation: The red fox preys on terns and ground-nesting raptors among other animals (MacDonald & Halliwell 1994, in Varnham 2006).
Last Modified: 30/07/2010 11:51:04 a.m.