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  • ... As the golden eagles departed, bald eagles were brought back in (they choose marine life over foxes to eat) and 40 birds now ... efforts to monitor the health and numbers of the special wildlife and plants on the islands , and the biologists say that that ...
  • ... we're approaching one hundred. We've sent a lot of them back into the wild. There's more in the wild now than in ... into the mist, and my world was restored. I prefer bright news to the alternative, and here it is. Since that stay on Santa ...
  • ... mammal was more endangered than California's island fox . And now the Feds say the fox has recovered . ... as the island fox . Last week, US Fish and Wildlife Service officials announced a proposal to de-list three of four ...
  • ... kit fox | Photo: California Department of Fish and Wildlife A second year of surveys of desert kit foxes has ... trapped and sampled had distemper, a welcome bit of news for fans of the housecat-sized desert predator. A few of the foxes ...
  • Endangered species news hardly ever comes with happy endings. But on a popular tourist island off the California coast, a frankly endearing wildlife species has come back from the verge of extinction in the last decade, with a little help ...
  • ... are home to equally impressive and strange collections of wildlife . Islands are important laboratories for biodiversity, places ... decline. But after her first field season, once she was back in Colorado, something was nagging. She knew that mainland scrub ...
  • A wildlife biologist grad student at Duke University wants to remedy our lack ... {"additionalClasses":""}]Desert kit fox in the Antelope Valley | Photo: © Benjamin Smith Desert kit foxes ... and then extrapolate across the state to come up with population estimates. But desert kit foxes , which are a subspecies ...
  • ... most ardent defenders don't usually cite the town's wildlife habitat value. But there you have it . ... {"additionalClasses":""}]A San Joaquin kit fox on a Bakersfield lawn | Photo: CSUS ESRP / Tory Westall If I were ... coyote and bobcat populations to grow. This was bad news for kit foxes because both these larger predators prey on them. ...
  • ... were facing extinction. A distemper virus had caused the population on Catalina Island , which had numbered 1,300, to plummet ... of San Miguel, Santa Rosa, and Santa Cruz , the fox population was being decimated by bald eagles. Without a conservation ...
  • ... {"additionalClasses":""}]Desert kit fox at a camera trap in the Mojave National Preserve | Photo: Jacob ... fox is listed, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife would have the authority to issue incidental take permits, require ... know how far the distemper virus has gotten into the population , for instance, and agencies routinely grant permits to "take" ...

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