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Faux poo? $36mn eradication program which found no foxes in Tasmania deemed a success

Faux poo? $36mn eradication program which found no foxes in Tasmania deemed a success

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A costly Tasmanian fox eradication program, which dragged on for over a decade but failed to find live specimens, has been cleared of accusations of planting fox poop to falsify the presence of the animals and secure funding.

 

The new report was issued by Tasmania’s anti-corruption Integrity Commission on Monday, concluding a lengthy investigation into the activities of the Fox Free Taskforce (FFT) and the Fox Eradication Program (FEP). The eradication programs ran from 2002 to 2014, spent over AUS$40 million (over US$36.7 million), but failed to find any live specimens in Tasmania, drawing numerous accusations of planting evidence to keep the funds flowing.

Source: Faux poo? $36mn eradication program which found no foxes in Tasmania deemed a success

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