Islanders encouraged to report foxes to researchers

Colin MacLean
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SUMMERSIDE – A group of UPEI researchers are reminding Islanders to be on the lookout for foxes.

A pair of juvenile red foxes play near a den site in Charlottetown. UPEI researchers are asking for Islander’s help in tracking foxes across the province. Photo by UPEI student Hailey Lambe. 

The P.E.I. Urban Red Fox Research Project has been asking all Islanders to report sightings of island foxes online at www.upei.ca/redfox.

Since the launch of the project in the fall of 2012, Islanders have reported more than 1600 sightings of red foxes.

The research team is collecting this data in an attempt to better understand P.E.I. foxes and potential threats to the species.

The data already provided has allowed the researchers to discover areas of high fox activities in urban areas, including several dens, and earmark sites for future observation and research.

Reporting a fox takes only moments and all Islanders with access to the Internet are encouraged to participate. 

Organizations: Islanders

Geographic location: Red Fox

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