02 Jan '12, 10pm

Sierra red fox is on the brink of extinction:

Sierra red fox is on the brink of extinction:

There may be as little as 20 Sierra Nevada Red Foxes left in the mountain ranges of the Sierra and South Cascades, or as many as fifty. Either way, the are living on the brink of extinction, but haven’t been given endangered species status. Recently the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced they will begin a review to see if they will grant that legal protection , the red foxes undoubtedly deserve. The process for adding a species to the endangered list is sometimes so lengthy by the time a new addition is officially confirmed, the species might already be almost gone, and therefore the legal protection does nothing to prevent the extinction. Hundreds of species are still stuck in government red tape in a legal sense, while their populations remain subject to the same conditions causing declines in their numbers. An agreement between government agencies described as an ...

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