Red fox is the most widely distributed wild canid in the world. In India, there are three sub-species of red fox. Two of these, Vulpes vulpes montana and Vulpes vulpes griffithii are found in the Himalayas and Trans-Himalayan region of India. The assessment made here is for both these sub-species, combined.
Population Trend: decreasing IUCN • least concern CITES • appendix III WLPA • schedule II
• ID Features •
• Habitats •
HIGH ALTITUDE MOUNTAINS
HIGH ALTITUDE PLAINS
OPEN DRY HABITATS
HIGH ALTITUDE PLANTATIONS
ALPINE SCRUB HABITATS
• Distribution •
Estimated occupancy of red foxes across taluks/tehsils in India
• Score card •
Conservation score: 69 | Grade: B
Red foxes may be widely distributed within their range in India, but local populations may be declining. Major threats they face include habitat loss and negative interactions with free-ranging/domestic dogs.