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Title Feral Peril
Published Australia : ABC, 2011
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Summary Tasmania is one of the world's last great wildlife havens but its struggling native species are under threat from a feral fox invasion. Or are they?There's some nasty business going down in Australia's island state. A feral intruder is on the loose. He's cunning, deadly and a master of stealth, so expert at flying under the radar that some believe he doesn't even exist. And the name of the villain is Vulpes Vulpes, the European Red Fox. But, some don't believe he even exists.Feral Peril follows key members of the Tasmanian government's fox eradication program as they chase down sightings, gather evidence and battle public scepticism. It's a hard slog, but some recent developments have narrowed the search and spurred on the team. But it's not enough to convince the 'super sceptics'. For them, the fox squad needs confirmed kills to vindicate their efforts. As if all this wasn't enough, at the same time as foxes are showing up more and more, Tasmania's top predator, the Devil, is being decimated by a mysterious disease - a contagious facial cancer that threatens extinction.Biologists reckon the two threats must be linked - Devil numbers go down, fox's go up. It's the kind of situation that requires urgent action. Feral Peril tracks the fox and devil teams as they try to pull Tasmania back to ecological stability. But will nature's course prove too powerful for mankind's intervention? PRODUCTION DETAILS:Director: Andrew Sully; Writers: Andrew Sully, Alex Barry, Ian Walker; Producer: Gina Twyble; Exec Producer: (Film Australia) Penny Robbins; Exec Producer: (Magic eal) Ian Walker. A Screen Australia National Interest Program and Magic eal Picture Company production in association with Screen Tasmania. Made in association with the ABC
Event Broadcast 2011-06-12 at 14:00:00
Notes Classification: G
Subject Feral animals -- Control.
Foxes -- Control.
Predatory animals -- Control.
Form Streaming video
Author Johnson, Chris, contributor
McConnell, John, contributor
Mooney, N. J. (Nick J.), contributor