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COSEWIC assessment and update status report on the swift fox (Vulpes velox) in Canada (2000)

Special Significance of the Species

Public interest in this species has always been very high.  The foxes, and reintroduction program has received widespread media attention.  A special organization, The Swift Fox Conservation Society was founded in 1986 and promotes the reintroduction and conservation of swift foxes in Canada.  In the 12 years of its existence, the society has focussed its activities in areas of education and fund raising to support research and educational projects.  Educational work has included classroom lectures, mall show displays and developing special slide programs.  The Canadian reintroduction is of special significance.  The work conducted to date, and success, has continent-wide implications.