The Story of Garth
In collaboration with the U.S. Navy and the Santa Barbara Zoo, IWS biologists took care of an orphaned San Clemente Island Fox puppy named Garth. Following is short video about Garth's recovery and transfer to the zoo, where he will become part of the community outreach program as an ambassador for endangered species on the Channel Islands.
More stories about Garth (renamed Beauregard): "New Channel Island Fox"; "Rescued fox pup finds new home at Santa Barbara Zoo".
Return Flight: Restoring the Bald Eagle to the Channel Islands
This short film beautifully chronicles the story of Bald Eagles on the Channel Islands; from near loss to restoration. Released in 2011 by the Montrose Settlements Restoration Program, the film features IWS biologists Peter Sharpe, PhD. and David Garcelon, President. (Full Screen suggested. Note: Annie Little is a wildlife biologist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, not IWS).
Raising Fox Pups
These rare island foxes gave birth in the captive breeding facility on Santa Catalina Island, California. In late fall, from 2001 to 2004, the pups were released into the wild to help recover the population from a catastrophic outbreak of the canine distemper virus.
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Island Fox Capture
Wildlife biologists capture a fox to determine age (by tooth wear), weight, heart rate and to examine for disease.