Fiona Mathews, chair of The Mammal Society warns that the red fox population in the UK may have dropped as much as 44%.
This alarming drop is even more troubling as there’s very little effort made to monitor their numbers; what we do know is that approximately 2/3 of them are to live in urban areas.
It’s a harrowing image of the wildlife, labelled pests, nuisance and hunted for entertainment.
Foxes are already in the small minority of predators that are still even around in modern Britain and haven’t been wiped out. Their role in the ecosystem is indispensable and despite their incredible intelligence and adaptability, they may still just not make it.
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