What We Do

island fox with a radio monitoring collar
Friends of the Island Fox is a joint effort of conservation professionals and concerned private citizens striving to create public awareness about the island fox and to raise funds to support education, research and conservation measures to ensure the island fox’s continued survival.

Friends of the Island Fox Brochure pdf

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Conservation Projects:
blood sample being taken from island fox
Research Efforts:
  • 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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FIF classroom program
Education Programs: 

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
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 islandfoxnews@gmail.com

Community Programs
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 islandfoxnews@gmail.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 Program Director Keri Dearborn at (805) 228-4123 or islandfoxnews@gmail.com


updated 12/21/2017