Dear Friends of Wildlife,
Many of you are familiar with the nonprofit 501 (C) (3) Urban Wildlife Research Project’s groundbreaking work to document the behavior and protect habitat for gray foxes living near the shores of the San Francisco Bay on what’s known as the “Peninsula.”
Sadly, shrinking habitat led to the decimation of the total population of 25 gray foxes in 2016. Through our project, we are documenting areas that need habitat refurbishing, discovering areas where inbreeding is taking place, and taking action to rebuild the corridors and linkages along the bay.
We need your help to ensure our important study continues so that these foxes and other area wildlife have a future.
As the foxes return, we need to fit them with GPS tracking devices. Tracking them across the landscape will concretely show where the healthy open corridors are located, and those areas problematic for wildlife where inbreeding is destroying the genetic pool. Our goal is to raise $30,000 to pay this collaring effort to identify regions along the bay that are friendly to gray foxes.
Wildlife needs adequate room in which to live and raise their young. We are actively coordinating with other wildlife groups to identify, preserve and link wildlife corridors along the west coast of the San Francisco Bay so that our collective natural heritage may endure for generations to come. The gray fox populations and their habitat are a vital link in the interdependency of wildlife populations.
Please consider making a gift today to insure gray foxes and all wildlife continue to live alongside us on our beautiful land.
Please give as generously as you can. Whether you give $50 or $5,000 it all matters!
With gratitude for your support and
wishing you happy trails this season,
Bill Leikam – The Fox Guy
CEO & President
Urban Wildlife Research Project