Desert fox, also called the white-footed fox, is the third sub-species of red fox in India. Its range does not overlap with that of other red fox sub-species. Desert fox inhabits the dry and semi-arid regions of western and north-western India. It can be distinguished from the Indian fox based on its white-tipped tail.
Population Trend: stable IUCN • least concern CITES • appendix III WLPA • schedule II
• ID Features •
• Habitats •
DRY OPEN HABITATS
• Distribution •
Estimated occupancy of desert foxes across taluks/tehsils in India
• Score card •
Conservation score: 55 | Grade: C
Desert foxes occupy <50% of their potential habitats in India. They are threatened by habitat loss, road-related mortality and negative interactions with free-ranging/domestic dogs.