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COSEWIC assessment and update status report on the swift fox (Vulpes velox) in Canada (2000)
- Assessment Summary
- Executive Summary: from the 1998 Status Report
- Population Size and Trends
- General Biology
- Limiting Factors
- Special Significance of the Species
- Evaluation and Proposed Status
- Literature Cited
- Project Notes and Reports
- The Author
Assessment Summary – May 2000
Common name: Swift fox
Scientific name: Vulpes velox
Reason for designation: The species was previously extirpated from Canada. A small population is now established in Alberta and Saskatchewan through re-introductions. Animals are successfully breeding in the wild, although the species is potentially at risk from coyote predation and habitat loss.
Occurrence: Alberta, Saskatchewan
Status history: Last seen in Saskatchewan in 1928. Designated Extirpated in April 1978. Status re-examined and downlisted to Endangered in April 1998 after successful reintroductions. Status re-examined and confirmed Endangered in May 2000. May 2000 assessment based on new quantitative criteria applied to information from the existing 1998 status report.
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