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Or send your donation, made payable to:
Friends of the Island Fox
2390 C Las Posas Road, Suite #120, Camarillo, CA 93010

Friends of the Island Fox Brochure pdf 

Your Donations Fund Important Island Fox Conservation
As Little as $22 can:

Vaccinate an island fox against rabies AND Canine Distemper.
From 1998-2000 Catalina Island foxes declined by 90% because of an outbreak of introduced Canine Distemper virus. Annual vaccinations are vital to protecting island foxes.
FIF is vaccinating 650 island foxes across 4 islands in 2023.
Stable isotope analysis is uncovering the complexity of island fox diet. When you know what island foxes need, you can protect the resources that are important to their survival.
$100 can: check an island fox for exposure to new viruses AND vaccinate it against known threats - rabies and Canine Distemper
or $100 can: provide an Education Program to school children who might otherwise never have the opportunity to learn about our local island fox or to a classroom of students before they travel to the Channel Islands. Informed students are more likely to value local wildlife. They treat island foxes with respect and are more likely to have a positive impact on the island fox during their visit. 

Radio-tracking collars help biologists monitor individual foxes and their welfare. The ability to quickly find injured or deceased island foxes helps biologists identify threats to other island foxes and allows everyone to act quickly to protect entire island fox populations.
FIF hopes to fund 20 new radio-collars in 2023-24

$220 can refurbish a used radio-tracking collar and make it functional again. 
In 2023-24, FIF is looking to refurbish 35 radio collars.

Your donations fund important research to understand the unique island fox. Successful conservation depends on data and scientific knowledge. Your donations support the:
Annual FIF Research Grant
FIF research grant recipients are:
Your Donations Continue to Support:

"Fox Saver" Bins
These fox-proof trash and recycling bins on Catalina Island are vital to keeping island foxes safe and out of human trash.   

  Campground food lockers
  Food lockers keep island foxes out of human food that can be dangerous to their health.

Road Signs to reduce the number of island foxes hit by cars on Catalina Island
Quick responses to emergency situations:



Four Actions You Can Take To Help Island Foxes:
  1. Vaccinate your pets for rabies, Canine Distemper or feline Panleukopenia. Vaccinating your pets protects pets and wildlife from these deadly diseases.
  2. Reduce your carbon footprint - global warming decreases natural food for island foxes and challenges them with weather extremes–drought to flooding.
  3. Keep plastics and toxic liquids out of gutters, storm drains, and streams. Our waterways drain to the sea, a polluted ocean impacts the Channel Island ecosystem.
  4. When visiting the Channel Islands store human food out of island fox reach and remove all trash - keep the islands clean and safe for island foxes.

Become an Island Fox Ambassador School
Your class, club, grade or school can become Island Fox Ambassadors. An FIF educator will come and give a presentation to your school or organization. We will work with your group to help students design their own service-learning project to participate in island fox conservation efforts and to educate their friends, schoolmates, families and/or community about the island fox. One student can make a difference for the island fox (Hannah’s Story) and a school working together can have a powerful impact (Island Fox Ambassadors).

Buy a Shirt
FIF sells t-shirts and sweatshirts and other merchandise with island foxes and the Friends of the Island Fox logo. SHOP island foxes.

Help Friends of the Island Fox grow and expand our efforts to save the endangered island fox. Volunteers assist our educators at school visits, community talks, and help staff booths at local events. 
Contact us at for more information, or call (805) 228-4123.

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Updated 4/18/23