IUCN Red List Assessment
Red List Category Year Assessed
Least Concern Red List Criteria Version
Macdonald, D.W. & Reynolds, J.C. Reviewer/s
Sillero-Zubiri, C. & Hoffmann, M. (Canid Red List Authority) Contributor/s Justification
The Red Fox has the widest geographical range of any member of the order Carnivora
, being distributed across the entire northern hemisphere from the Arctic Circle to North Africa, Central America, and the Asiatic steppes. Red Foxes are adaptable and opportunistic omnivores and are capable of successfully occupying urban areas. In many habitats, foxes appear to be closely associated with man, even thriving in intensive agricultural areas. The species currently is not under threat.
Lower Risk/least concern