This decision would also save the government $9,000 per year which is what they had been contributing up to 1991, but this funding ceased in 1991, although the foxes remained the ‘property” of the federal government. The total cost of maintaining the captive colony of 25 productive pairs of swift fox was $ 69,000 per year.
as that information was not available (no swift fox census was undertaken in Canada until the winter of 1996-1997).
An agreement, (1993 – 2000) was made between CWS and US government (State of Wyoming) for the trapping and translocation, for annual release in Canada up to and including 2000, of 150 wild swift fox.
This was very odd because at that time: 1993, the US Federal Government had posted this finding in the US federal Government’s Federal Register:
“The Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announces a 60 – day finding for a petition to list the swift for (Vulpes velox) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended. After review of all available scientific and commercial information, the Service finds that listing this species is warranted...”
US Federal Register June 1, 1994 (59 FR 28328)
“The environment is our only life support system. As we approach the twenty-first century, however, there are indications that we a severing this lifeline.” State of the Environment Reporting Branch, CWS
there 20 years to play with.