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Census of swift fox (vulpes velox) in Canada and northern Montana : 2000-2001

Description

The swift fox (Vulpes velox) is a rare, house-cat-sized carnivore. Although once abundant in Canada, it was extirpated from Canada and northern Montana by the late 1930s. Since 1983, a reintroduction program has been underway to restore this species to Canada. Concurrent with the Canadian swift fox reintroduction program, evidence suggested that Canadian fox releases had also established a small swift fox population in north-central Montana. The focus of the 2000-2001 census was: to estimate changes in the distribution and abundance of swift foxes within Canada since the 1996-1997 census; and secondly, to estimate the distribution and abundance of swift foxes in adjacent areas of Montana. Application of the same population estimation technique utilized in 1996-1997 suggests that the Alberta/Saskatchewan border population consists of 560 individuals (compared to 192 previously), the Grasslands National Park area contains 96 individuals (compared to 87 previously), and the sampled Montana area contains 221 foxes.

Tags
carnivores mammals species at risk swift fox wildlife conservation wildlife management

Title and publication information

Type
Report
Alternative Title

Alberta species at risk report no. 24

Alternative Title

Census of swift fox in Canada and northern Montana

Extent

34 pages

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Sustainable Resource Development (2001-2006,2006-2013)

Contributor

Moehrenschlager, A.

Contributor

Moehrenschlager, C.

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Subject Information

Topic
Environment
Subject (LCSH)

Kit fox--Canada

Subject (LCSH)

Kit fox--Montana

Resource Dates

Date Created

2001-08-01

Date Added

2015-12-23T16:03:29.639668

Date Modified

2001-08-01

Date Issued

2001-08-01

Audience information

Identifiers

ISBN (pdf)

0778518299

ISBN (print)

0778518280

ISSN (online)

1496-7146

ISSN (print)

1496-7219

NEOS catalogue key

2577367

Local Identifier

Publication no. I/034

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