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Channel Island fox surrounded by vegetation. Credit: NPS In Historic Endangered Species Act Success, Service Proposes Delisting Three Fox Subspecies on California's Northern Channel Islands

Representing the fastest-ever recovery of a mammal in the history of the Endangered Species Act in the U.S., the Service has proposed delisting three subspecies of fox native to the California Channel Islands. The recovery of foxes on San Miguel, Santa Rosa and Santa Cruz islands is not only an unprecedented ESA success, but underscores the critical role of Service partnerships in recovering species...
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Channel Island fox. Credit: NPS

Channel Island Fox

Four of the six subspecies of island fox on California's Channel Islands – the San Miguel, Santa Barbara, Santa Rosa, and Santa Cataline island foxs – were listed as endangered in 2004 following catastrophic population declines...

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California condor. Credit: USFWS

Condor Watch

Biologists studying the endangered California condor have launched a new web site to enlist the help of citizen scientists in research aimed at reducing lead poisoning, the primary threat to condors in the wild...

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Indiana bat

Indiana Bat

Indiana bats are found over most of the eastern half of the U.S. Almost half of them hibernate in caves in southern Indiana...

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Mount Graham Red Squirrel. Credit: USFWS

Endangered Mount Graham Red Squirrel

Mild winters and multiple insect infestations have significantly affected the spruce-fir forest habitat of Arizona's Pinaleno Mountains— the only place the endangered Mount Graham red squirrel occurs. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service scientists, along with state wildlife agency and U.S. Forest Service partners, are working with the Phoenix Zoo to develop a pilot breeding program to help the species rebound...
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Last updated: February 12, 2016