Experts seek to remove fox from endangered list

Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Updated: 6/17/2014 5:59 pm

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A group of experts says two subspecies of a rare fox that lives only on an island chain off the Southern California coast should be removed from the endangered species list.

Scientists said Tuesday that a recovery plan has led to a 90 percent survival rate among the foxes and the animals no longer need special protection.

The comments came during an annual meeting of experts and community members in the Channel Islands called the Island Fox Conservation Working Group.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service considers certain factors when a group is petitioning to have an animal removed from the endangered species list.

Fish and Wildlife Service spokesman Gavin Shire says the agency is open to considering the petition but budget concerns may delay the process.

©2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

0 Comment(s)
Comments: Show | Hide

Here are the most recent story comments.View All

No comments yet!

Featured Segments/Shows

All content © Copyright 2015 Intermountain West Communications, LLC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.
You may also view our Sitemap

Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.