Welcome Back, Fabulous Foxes


We all knew these foxes could make it, if we made the effort together. They have made it off one of the worst lists possible, for a species, and are on the road to recovery. According to IUCN Red List Guidelines:

…a species may be moved  from a category of higher threat to one of lower threat if none of the criteria of the higher threat category has been met for five years or more…

This news, (thanks to the New York Times for reporting good news in their Science section, from time to time when good news is available) in no way makes the future indefinitely rosy for these creatures, so vigilance and diligence are still required, but we will chalk this up as a victory for conservation:

Imperiled Foxes on California Islands May Come Off Endangered List

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