Journal archives for August 2019

August 07, 2019

Three new wolf pups born in Northern California.

Eight years after a gray wolf wandered over the border from Oregon into California, bringing the species back to the Golden State for the first time since ranchers and farmers wiped out wolves in the 1920s, the state’s only wolf pack is expanding.

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August 16, 2019

LADWP loans ancient tusk to Eastern California Museum.

INDEPENDENCE, CA –The newest exhibit at the Eastern California Museum features one of the oldest artifacts to ever be put on display at the museum.

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August 09, 2019

National Park Service proposes killing elk for cattle in California park over loud objections.

The National Park Service has proposed to shoot about a dozen elk each year as a way to reduce conflict with livestock that graze a park north of San Francisco, over the strong objections of a national conservation organization.

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August 20, 2019

Bats’ nightly ‘fly out’ is spectacle to behold in Sacramento.

An elevated stretch of Interstate 80 between Davis and Sacramento, it was built to allow floods from the Sacramento River to surge unimpeded into nearby wetlands. Drivers may recall the causeway — if they recall it at all — as the raised, straight expanse of freeway separating Redrum Burger from the West Sacramento Ikea.

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August 18, 2019

Bears, elk, sharks crown landmark wildlife surge.

The recovery and revival of more than a dozen major wildlife species in California could be one of greatest overlooked stories in a generation.

Wildlife species, including bears, elk, sharks, whales, eagles and others are at their highest populations in more than a century, a direct result of habitat protection and crackdowns on commercial take and poaching, according to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

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August 14, 2019

CITES's Last Chance to Save the Vaquita.

As governments from around the world prepare to meet in Geneva this week, the fate of the critically endangered vaquita hangs in the balance. A new report, prepared for the 18th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), urges that trade suspensions be imposed against Mexico for its failure to protect the small porpoise from illegal fishing.

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August 22, 2019

What’s Killing Sea Otters? Scientists Pinpoint Parasite Strain.

Genetic Link Found Between Deadly Pathogen and Wild and Feral Cats on Land.

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August 27, 2019

Dead elephant seal washed up on Piedras Blancas beach a reminder that nature can be cruel.

Elephant seals have two migrations each year, as far as 5,000 miles each time. The adult bulls have occupied the beach during the summer months, molting their skin and resting. They return to the ocean to forage and gain weight to get them through the breeding season. They will have bulked up with blubber when they return in December.

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August 30, 2019

Biodiversity – The Variety of Life on Earth

Simply put, biodiversity is the variety of all living things in a given place.

California is the nation’s most populous state and home to more diverse species and ecosystems than anywhere in the U.S. It’s a global biodiversity hotspot, but that biodiversity is also disappearing at one of the highest rates. Direct action by all Californians can help reverse this trend.

September 7, 2019 marks the first official celebration of California Biodiversity Day, an annual event created last year to celebrate the state’s exceptional biodiversity and encourage actions to protect it.

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August 26, 2019

Reward for arrest in killings of California’s wild burros now over $50,000.

The reward to find the party responsible for killing the iconic wild burros of California’s Mojave Desert has risen to over $50,000.

Since May, 42 burro carcasses containing gunshot wounds have been discovered along a 60-mile stretch of Interstate 15 between Los Angeles and Las Vegas.

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