Welcome Back, Fabulous Foxes

La Paz Group

foxes2-sfSpan

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

View original post 13 more words

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: