In the early 1990`s the sub species population of the island fox naming – Santa Cruz, Santa Rosa, San Miguel and Santa Catalina were dramatically in declining direction. This was because of the people who settled their. They brought pigs along with them in the population. And, also golden eagles were attracted by foxes and they found these foxes very tasty.
Their subspecies in the list of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife under the Endangered species Act was seen. Around 300 experts and groups came together to help them from their extinct.
There was a notice that Island Foxes will be arriving on island 1000`s of years ago. They were striving for hunger when they initially came to their new homes. This was because of their lack of prey including delicacies like lizards and mice.
They took certain steps to overcome with the loss of Island foxes, on extreme measures. Relocation of the golden eagles, along with the captivity of the foxes and removal of feral pigs were the steps taken up. They brought back the bald eagles because their absence brought golden eagle to make fox their prey.
On rounding off today`s population for the foxes, now there are 700 foxes on San Miguel island. Earlier there were only 15 in 2004. Santa Rosa and Santa Cruz have a population of foxes 1200 and 2100 respectively.
Now there will be delisting of the species of Foxes from the Endangered Species List. `The Endangered Species Act` is an effective act for protecting the extinct species from being endangered. Imperilled wildlife for protection by this act for the future generations benefit is the key.