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Friends of the Island Fox is a joint effort of conservation professionals and concerned private citizens striving to support public education, research and conservation efforts to ensure the island fox’s continued survival.
Friends of the Island Fox Brochure pdf
Video - Donor Update - May 2021
FIF 2020–2021 Annual Report pdf
What's NEW with island foxes !
- Funding radio monitoring collars and identification microchips for island foxes on San Miguel, Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz and Santa Catalina Islands. Since 2005 we have funded 301 radio collars.
- Supporting investigations into new and continuing health threats to island foxes
blood sample being taken from island fox
- Support for the annual Island Fox Recovery Working Group meeting to ensure the sharing of scientific information, resources and conservation effort between all entities working to protect island foxes.
- Reducing negative impacts from people, FIF funds installation of 8 "Fox-Saver" bins on Santa Catalina Island and campground food lockers. And supports "Watch for Foxes" road signs to reduce island fox fatalities.
- Working with Channel Islands Restoration to restore and preserve island fox habitat.
- 2021 Research Grant Recipient: territory size investigation
- 2020 Research Grant Recipient: island fox microbiome , diet and interactions with spotted skunks
- 2019 Research Grant Recipients: 1) whisker isotopes; 2) teeth to delineate age
- 2018 Research Grant Recipient: whisker isotopes and diet
- Offer research grants for evidence-based, scientific inquiry into island foxes and their ecosystem.
- Funding investigation into parasite threats: tick-borne disease
- Fund evaluation of island fox bodies to determine cause of death, necropsies.
- Annul Research Grant - applications accepted March through August
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Friends of the Island Fox provides presentations to community groups, educators, and students regarding the endangered island fox and its important relationship with the Channel Island ecosystem.
School programs are available for K-College. Reservations are made on a first come basis and donations are always welcome. Programs are also available in a virtual format. For more information or to schedule a school program contact Education Director Keri Dearborn at (805) 228-4123 or firstname.lastname@example.org
FIF offers programs to community groups for an honorarium or by specific arrangement. Programs provide information on the island fox, how it came to be endangered on four of the Channel Islands, conservation efforts to save the island fox and current status. Programs can be tailored to your group’s interests (Channel Island geology, plants, reptiles, birds, connection to the marine ecosystem). To make a reservation (805) 228-4123 or email@example.com
Professional Development Workshops
FIF also offers professional development workshops for educators on using a local endangered species and the Channel Islands ecosystem to teach math, science, language skills and conservation issue resolution. Workshops can be tailored to meet your program needs. To discuss a workshop contact Education Director Keri Dearborn at (805) 228-4123 or firstname.lastname@example.org