Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Island Foxes Thank You for 2016

photo courtesy of Hal Epstein
2016 was an AMAZING YEAR for 
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 from the northern islands, San Miguel, Santa Rosa, and Santa Cruz, were removed completely from Endangered status, while the Catalina Island fox was downlisted to Vulnerable. For more on this historic recovery.

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:

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.