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Friends of the Island Fox Brochure 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 136 radio collars. Including 5 radio collars to assist with determining the effectiveness of a new canine distemper virus vaccine.
- Funding annual health checks and vaccinations for island foxes against rabies and canine distemper.
- 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.
- Funding installation of 7 "Fox-Saver" bins on Santa Catalina Island and 3 campground food lockers to reduce human impacts on island foxes.
- Supporting "Watch for Foxes" road signs to reduce island fox fatalities due to cars.
- Working with Channel Islands Restoration, across the Channel Islands, to restore and preserve island fox habitat.
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- Fund blood testing of island foxes to discover diseases introduced to the islands, serology testing.
- Fund evaluation of island fox bodies to determine cause of death, necropsies.
- Offer research grants for evidence-based, scientific inquiry into island foxes and their ecosystem.
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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. For more information or to schedule a school program contact Program Director Keri Dearborn at (805) 228-4123 or email@example.com
FIF offers FREE programs to community groups, though donations are always welcome. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Program Director Keri Dearborn at (805) 228-4123 or email@example.com