Fighting for Foxes - Background

Teacher Background

The causes and complexity of protecting endangered species is a hot topic in the media and environmental policy. For students to become educated consumers of scientific information in the media, it is essential that they gain exposure to these issues and discover that saving an endangered species is never as simple as it seems. The Channel Island fox is a fascinating example because its story involves several other charismatic species, the bald eagle, the golden eagle, and feral pigs. I encourage you to seek out other articles describing the plight of endangered species in your local area. If you find any good ones, add your comments below to let other teachers have access to your resources.

Student Prerequisites

Students should have been exposed to the following concepts: food webs, habitats, and endangered species.