Channel Island foxes!
The four subspecies, which barely escaped extinction 16 years ago, all reached stable recovery levels. This historic recovery prompted the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to change the status of the island fox on the U.S. Endangered Species list.
Island foxes are no longer an Endangered Species, but they continue to need public vigilance to support their recovery and future stability. Friends of the Island Fox will continue to support the monitoring of island foxes and responses to their conservation needs.
Thank you to everyone who helped Friends of the Island Fox fund the following in 2016:
- Distemper Vaccinations for 550 foxes across 3 islands (LUSH Cosmetics grant)
- 10 radio tracking collars (private donors)
- 7 fox-proof trash bins on Catalina Island (private and school group donations)
- Serology testing on Santa Rosa (Fresno Chaffee Zoo conservation grant)
- 32 Education Programs reaching 2,166 students (LUSH Cosmetics grant)
- 2 trips of volunteers removing invasive plant species on Santa Cruz Island with partner org. Channel Islands Restoration (underwritten by LUSH Cosmetics grant)
- Distemper Vaccinations and health checks for 250 foxes in 2017 (private and school group donations)
- Serology testing on Catalina (Fresno Chaffee Zoo conservation grant)
With quarters and classroom "Fox Boxes," private donations and corporate grants, YOU helped save the island fox from extinction.
May 2017 continue the community effort to protect island foxes.