Friday, May 29, 2020
Fox Foto Friday - From Refurb to Rome
You've given these radio collars new life and now they are headed to ROME!
Friends of the Island Fox and The Nature Conservancy are working together. FIF funded the refurbishment of 10 radio collars for Santa Cruz Island in 2020. The collars were finished last week and now they are on their way to Rome, Italy, where TNC is having them fitted with specialized accelerometers.
This additional technology will enable researchers to get a more accurate picture of island fox movements on a daily basis.
How much of an island fox's time is spent looking for food? How much of their day is spent inactive? What time of day are island foxes most active?
These specialized radio collars will be fitted on island foxes this summer on Santa Cruz Island.
Your donations made these radio collars possible. Working together we can build our knowledge of island fox behavior and help to keep them safe in a changing world.