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Kit Fox Case Study

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Oilfield activities at the Naval Petroleum Reserves in California (NPRC) were thought to impact Population dynamics of the endangered San Joaquin Kit fox (Vulpes macrotis mutica) and the factors that influence Kit Fox demographics at the NPRC during 1980 - 95 Kit fox population varied significantly during this period and population estimates ranged from 46 per 0.21 kilometers squared in 1991 to 363 per 1.68 kilometers squared in 1994 the finite rate of population increase ranged from 37% in 1995 to 2.22% in 1993 of the 341 adult and 184 juvenile foxes radio collared 225 were recovered and 142 were dead the annual survival rate for adults was 44% and the average survival rate for juveniles was 14% the average annual reproductive success was
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