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In the News (Fri 26 Apr 19)

  
  Island Fox
From trapping efforts it appeared that the foxes located on the west end of the island (separated from the rest of the island by a narrow isthmus) had not been infected with the disease and were still present in good numbers.
Because of the catastrophic decline of foxes on the eastern 80% of Santa Catalina Island due to the canine distemper virus, this portion of the island is augmented with foxes from the west end of the island where foxes were not exposed to the disease.
The purpose of the facility is to produce foxes that can be released onto the eastern 80% of the island were the fox population was devastated by canine distemper virus.
www.iws.org /island_fox_studies_Santa_Catalina_Island.htm   (1190 words)

  
 Island Fox - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Island Fox (Urocyon littoralis) is a small fox that is native to six of the eight Channel Islands of California.
Four Island Fox subspecies were federally protected as an endangered species in 2004, and efforts to rebuild fox populations and restore the ecosystems of the Channel Islands are being undertaken.
Island Foxes are not intimidated by humans, as they have historically been at the top of the island food chain and had no natural predators.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Island_Fox   (1782 words)

  
 Island Grey Fox - Urocyon littoralis
The Channel Islands have a Mediterranean climate which is hot and dry in the summer, and cool and wet in the winter.
Young foxes usually have a paler and thicker fur coat and their ears are a darker color compared to the adults.
The island grey fox is solitary and diurnal, being active mostly in the early morning and in the evening.
www.blueplanetbiomes.org /island_grey_fox.htm   (1712 words)

  
 Catalina Island Fox
The Catalina Island fox is the largest endemic mammal on the Island.
A descendent of the gray fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus), it is one of the six recognized subspecies of the Island Gray fox (Urocyon littoralis) that live on six of the California Channel Islands.
In early 2006, the population of the Catalina fox was estimated at nearly 400.
www.catalinaconservancy.org /ecology/actions/fox.cfm   (677 words)

  
 fox   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Factors contributing to the fox's decline include the recent colonization of the islands by golden eagles, which prey upon the fox; introduction of canine distemper via domestic dogs; habitat fragmentation associated with development; and loss of historic habitat caused by introduced livestock and game species.
Colonization of the islands by golden eagle was facilitated by the decline and extirpation of their natural competitor, the bald eagle-which eats primarily fish.
Islands are places of concentrated extinction; for instance, about ninety percent of all bird species that have gone extinct over the last 400 years were island dwellers.
www.biologicaldiversity.org /swcbd/species/fox/index.html   (551 words)

  
 Trouble in Paradise: California's Island Fox - National Zoo| FONZ
Another reason the foxes have done so well on the islands is that they thrive in a variety of habitats, from grasslands to shrublands to oak forests, and eat a wide variety of food, from mice to large insects to fruit.
In 2002, the Catalina fox population was estimated at 215, with 15 captive-born pups scheduled for release in 2003.
The foxes and the shrikes breed at the same time, which means that all of the measures intended to reduce fox predation also reduced the size of the fox breeding population.
nationalzoo.si.edu /publications/zoogoer/2004/4/islandfoxes.cfm   (3286 words)

  
 Catalina Island Fox
Juvenile foxes are apt to be searching out their own territories at this time of the year, which, it is hoped, will be a factor in the translocation success.
The Island Fox is protected because of its extreme rarity, therefore it is illegal to harass, harm or keep one as a pet.
Because fox activity at dawn, dusk, and in the first few hours before and after dark coincides with the morning and evening commute time, it is essential that we become careful wildlife watchers.
www.catalinaconservancy.org /visitors/new/stories_fox.cfm   (833 words)

  
 Lioncrusher's Domain -- Island Grey Fox (Urocyon littoralis) facts and pictures
The three main threats to the island grey fox are habitat destruction, competition with feral cats for food, and the threat of foreign diseases.
The population delined from an estimated 450 in 1994 to 40 in 1998.
San Nicholas Island: The fox population on this island fluctuates trememdously.
www.lioncrusher.com /animal.asp?animal=21   (1048 words)

  
 Island fox "Urocycon littoralis"
Visiting islands is limited and needs advanced planning yet it is possible to travel to some areas most days of the year if the weather allows.
Not that long ago, island foxes were common on six of the eight Channel islands.
At this point on some islands the foxes were so endangered that the remaining foxes were captured for protection.
www.tenan.vuurwerk.nl /reports/altavista/islandfox.htm   (945 words)

  
 Friends of the Island Fox: September 2005
The island foxes at the Santa Barbara Zoo were the first to breed in captivity on the main land and the zoo has been very involved with the National Park Service and the Nature Conservancy regarding captive fox husbandry on the islands.
The island fox is one of the smallest members of the dog family, or canid species, in the world.
In the absence of the bald eagle, the golden eagle was attracted to the northern islands by an abundance of wild, or feral, piglets on Santa Cruz Island.
islandfox.org /archive/2005_09_01_archive.html   (965 words)

  
 ESA Protection sought for Island Fox   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The island fox is endemic to the Channel Islands off the coast of southern California.
The colonization of the islands by golden eagles (which prey on foxes) was made possible by the decline and extirpation of their natural competitor, the bald eagle (which preys primarily on fish, not mammals).
Such is the case of the island fox which just a few years ago was considered a stable species- so much so that it was not even listed as a “candidate” for federal protection before its sudden and cataclysmic decline.
www.biologicaldiversity.org /swcbd/species/fox/notice.html   (1135 words)

  
 Santa Barbara Edhat - The Island Fox
Island foxes are distributed as six different subspecies, one for each of the six Channel Islands on which they occur (San Miguel, Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz, Santa Catalina, San Nicolas, and San Clemente).
The Island fox has pepper-and-salt fur on the top with a buff colored under fur and a fl stripe ending at the fl tip of the tail.
The main cause of the decline was determined to be predation by the golden eagles that had recently moved to the islands, thus replacing the island fox’s spot at the top of the food chain.
www.edhat.com /site/tidbit.cfm?id=467   (728 words)

  
 Red Fox - Assateague Island National Seashore
The Red Fox is often seen at Assateague Island National Seashore near the beach.
Red Foxes are found in many parts of the world and they have the reputation for being clever scavengers.
The red fox is a member of the dog family.
www.assateagueisland.com /wildlife/redfox.htm   (154 words)

  
 Defenders of Wildlife - Wildlife - Swift Fox
However, the foxes have since rebounded and a monitoring study of the San Nicholas Island population begun in the summer of 2000 currently estimates between 550-830 animals in the wild.
On San Nicholas Island, as with all the island fox populations, evidence exists of exposure to disease.
Automobile collisions contributed significantly to the decline of foxes on the island.
www.defenders.org /wildlife/new/meso/island.html   (2102 words)

  
 JS Online: Fox: 'Island' Folks Tested for STDs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Fox was burned last spring when it came out that its ``Who Wants to Marry a Multimillionaire'' groom, Rick Rockwell, had a restraining order issued against him by an ex-fiancee.
The four men were sent to one side of the island to stay with the single women, and the women to live with the single men.
Fox has another series in the works called ``Love Cruise.'' This one puts a group of singles together on a boat and pairs them off in games and activities designed to find a mate.
www.jsonline.com /enter/tvradio/ap/jan01/ap-tv-fox's-realit010801.asp   (736 words)

  
 Seeing The Light - South Fox Island Lighthouse
With increasing population on South Fox, a post office was built on the island in March 1906, and the frequency of mail delivery to and from the island increased significantly.
With the decommissioning of the Sapelo Island lighthouse in 1933, the twenty-eight year old cast iron skeletal tower was carefully disassembled, each section numbered, and shipped to South Fox Island.
In 1934, a crew of civilian workers from Northport arrived on the island to assist with the tower's reconstruction.
www.terrypepper.com /lights/michigan/southfox/southfox.htm   (870 words)

  
 Falkland Island Fox - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Falkland Island Fox (Dusicyon australis, formerly named Canis antarcticus), also known as the Warrah and occasionally as the Falkland Island Wolf or Antarctic Wolf, was the only native land mammal of the Falkland Islands.
The settlers regarded the fox as a threat to their sheep and organised poisoning and shooting on a massive scale.
DNA analysis of museum specimens have proved rather inconclusive as to the exact relationship of this animal, some even suggesting hybridization (during the domestication process) with a relative or progenitor of the coyote; it is not known whether this would have been biologically possible.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Falkland_Island_Fox   (420 words)

  
 Chesapeake Bay Foundation - Save the Bay: Fox Island Program Overview
The education center at Great Fox Island is a sanctuary for discovery, renewal and solitude.
About 6 miles from the town of Crisfield on Maryland's Eastern Shore, Great Fox Island is composed of a chain of 5 small salt marsh islands.
Fox Island staff will work with you during the pre-trip phone call to tailor the program so that it complements your classroom content.
www.cbf.org /site/PageServer?pagename=edu_sfe_resid_fox_overview   (369 words)

  
 Friends of the Island Fox
Island Fox Update - As the year comes to a close, the island fox is showing very positive signs of recovery on the northern islands.
Currently there are 28 island foxes in captivity on Santa Rosa and 52 in the wild, including 14 pups born this year to 5 litters.
Educating the public about the complex natural balance on the Channel Islands - the importance of removing feral pigs, reintroducing bald eagles and relocating golden eagles - is vital to creating an informed public and the survival of the island fox.
www.islandfox.org   (2334 words)

  
 Defenders of Wildlife - California Programs - Channel Island Fox
But years of livestock grazing on the islands removed native brush and replaced it with open grassland, exposing the fox to new predators such as golden eagles, which moved onto the islands after DDT had eliminated the island’s bald eagle population.
On a fourth island, the fox population plummeted after human visitors brought in dogs carrying canine distemper.
To assist in the recovery of the state-listed island fox, golden eagles are being relocated to the Sierra Nevada, and the National Park Service has established captive breeding facilities on two of the islands and is building a third.
www.defenders.org /california/chfox.html   (202 words)

  
 Channel Island Fox Recovery Efforts
Islands approximately 16,000 years ago when they were a connected land mass known as Santarosae.
In 1994, fox populations were estimated at 6,000 on six of the eight Channel Islands.
The number of foxes on San Miguel Island fell from 450 in 1994 to 15 by 1999.
www.umich.edu /~esupdate/mayjun2002/parker.htm   (247 words)

  
 SHOW 303: The Channel Island Fox
Because of their geological formation (the oceanic volcanic peaks that form the archipelago), the Galapagos Islands are famous for their unique diversity of life.
Using DNA analysis, biologists have determined that all the subspecies of foxes on the islands probably descended from a mainland fox that somehow made its way to one of the islands thousands of years ago when ocean levels were lower and the coast much closer.
Other potential dangers include disease, even from a domestic dog (the foxes have not developed immunities), and habitat destruction caused by the large numbers of sheep and goats that have no natural predators on the islands.
www.pbs.org /safarchive/4_class/45_pguides/pguide_303/4533_fox.html   (1444 words)

  
 Island Flying Fox   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
I. The Island Flying Fox has a wingspan of approximately three and a half to four feet (1.21 m) and weighs about one and one half pounds (750 gm).
Fur on head is typically dark brown, mantle varies in color from pale yellow to dark brown, dorsum and flanks are brownish to reddish brown, chest may be buff to dark brown.
In the flying foxes the first finger as well as the short thumb has a sharp-hooked claw which is used for climbing and clinging to surfaces.
www.oaklandzoo.org /atoz/azislandflyingfox.html   (894 words)

  
 Fox Island Organizations   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Crime on Fox Island is increasing at an alarming rate.
The purpose of FICRA is to promote matters pertaining to the development, health, welfare, and safety of Fox Island residents, and to provide recreation and social activities.
San Souci is a Fox Island club, which meets the first Thursday of the month at various locations.
www.foxisland.net /organizations.asp   (950 words)

  
 Fox Island Lighthouse Association: Home page
Probably one of the prettiest islands of the Great Lakes, South Fox Island, lies about 16 1/2 miles north-northwest of Lighthouse Point in Leelanau County, Michigan, making it the most isolated island in Lake Michigan.
The island is crescent shaped and has 11 1/2 miles of shoreline and 2,100 acres of nearly unspoiled wilderness.
The biggest obstacle, the island's remote location, has become less intimidating since our group was given a boat way beyond our wildest dreams.
www.southfoxisland.us.tc   (413 words)

  
 Island Fox Bibliography
Exotic disease and an insular endemic carnivore, the island fox.
A population viability analysis for the island fox on Santa Catalina Island, California.
Spatial and temporal variation in the seroprevalence of canine heartworm antigen in the island fox.
people.delphiforums.com /lordorman/island.html   (848 words)

  
 The Nature Conservancy in California - Island Fox Recovery Program: Overview
Eight unique plant species struggle for survival, and the Santa Cruz Island fox — a small creature that has held the top berth on the island’s food chain for thousands of years — was recently added to the endangered species list.
Santa Cruz Island was on the brink of biological destruction when The Nature Conservancy acquired an interest in the island in 1978.
The Conservancy, which owns 76 percent of the island, and the National Park Service, which owns the rest, are working with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and other partners on an intensive, science-based restoration program for the entire island.
www.nature.org /wherewework/northamerica/states/california/features/sci_overview.html   (754 words)

  
 Fox Island County Park - Indiana Birding Guide
Although it has produced few exceptional rarities, Fox Island is still the best spot in northeast Indiana for migrant woodland songbirds.
Among the 216 recorded species at Fox Island, the park is especially noted for woodland songbirds of all types, including warblers, vireos, thrushes, and flycatchers.
Free admission is granted with membership in the Fox Island Alliance, a group formed to support the park and its programs.
www.indianaaudubon.org /guide/sites/foxisle.htm   (963 words)

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