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Endangered Species Day
Catalina Island has many unique plants and animals; some that are vulnerable and some that have celebrated conservation stories – like the Catalina Island Fox.
In 1999, the Catalina Island Fox population plummeted to a mere 100 from 1,300 due to a canine distemper virus (CDV) brought to the Island by a non-native raccoon. An adaptive management program – which included captive breeding, vaccinations against CDV, translocations and monitoring – restored the fox population to its pre-crash numbers. In 2004, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service listed the Catalina Island Fox as Endangered. In 2016, the fox was downlisted to Threatened, a decision that recognized their incredible recovery in the past decade due to the continued conservation efforts of Conservancy staff.
The Conservancy continues to work hard to maintain a healthy balance between protecting Catalina's unique environment and serving the needs of a diverse public. On May 18, honor Endangered Species Day by spreading awareness of our vulnerable species and help support the efforts of our conservation staff.
On the last Friday of every month, join us on the Island as we learn about all things Catalina with various selected speakers. This month, Dr. Denney, the Island veterinarian, will be sharing his knowledge on May 25!
'Adventure Starts Here' Video
Watch our new video highlighting just a few of the adventures that begin on the Conservancy's 42,000 acres of protected land. Adventure starts here!
Conservancy Ball Photos
View photos from the 2018 Conservancy Ball!
Didn't make it to the Ball? There is still time to support the Conservancy with our online sale of remaining auction items.