Category Archives: Endangered Species

Channel Island foxes removed from endangered species list

Fox tale with a happy ending Source of this article, The Los Angeles Times, August 12, 2016 Not long ago, foxes native to the Channel Islands off the California coast teetered on the edge of extinction. They have rebounded to … Continue reading

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Don’t blame the smelt: The salmon too reflects the dire state of the California Delta

Farmers say concern about one tiny fish costs them water. But there’s salmon too. Source of this article: The Los Angeles Times, May 6, 2016 By Robin Abcarian, Contact Reporter The delta smelt is: 1) A nearly extinct species that … Continue reading

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New funding allows construction to begin on wildlife corridor

Improved Liberty Canyon underpass will help cougar survival Source of this article: The Thousand Oaks Acorn, December 4, 2014 The big cats living in the local mountains will have more room to roam now that the initial funding for a … Continue reading

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Supporters rally for wildlife crossing

Fundraising for new corridor in Agoura Hills begins in earnest Source of this article: The Thousand Oaks Acorn, September 25, 2014 Trying to give mountain lions more room to roam in the Santa Monica Mountains while bolstering their dwindling population, … Continue reading

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L.A. Zoo treats 21 condors for poisoning by lead bullets

The number treated in one month is more than half of the total seen in a typical year. Use of lead ammunition in hunting is blamed. Source of this article: The Los Angeles Times, October 31, 2013 A record number … Continue reading

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Recovery mission: Keeping condors safe and flying high

The largest birds in North America are closely monitored by local groups working to save the animals from extinction. Source of this article: The Thousand Oaks Acorn, September 5, 2013 As of July, there were a total of 429 California … Continue reading

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Gray wolf likes California but is unlikely to find a mate here

The young male from Oregon has remained in the Golden State since spring and covered about 3,000 miles. He’s also shown exceptional homing abilities. Source of this article: The Los Angeles Times, January 2, 2013 Like many out-of-state visitors, the … Continue reading

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US to abandon no-otter zone after 25 years

The bill, backed by House Republicans, would retain the zone south of Point Conception until wildlife officials develop a plan ensuring that the threatened marine mammals and endangered abalone recover and that the commercial shellfish harvest stays at current levels. … Continue reading

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Radioactive hot spots remain at former Rocketdyne site

A federal study shows hundreds of hot spots at the 2,850-acre facility, overlooking the west San Fernando Valley, half a century after a partial nuclear meltdown there. Source of this article: The Los Angeles Times, December 17, 2012 Half a … Continue reading

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Endangered mountain yellow-legged frogs might get a hoppy ending

Efforts to save mountain yellow-legged frogs, which had been dwindling, seem to be paying off, with the fist-sized amphibians breeding in numbers not seen in decades. Source of this article: The Los Angeles Times, September 16, 2012 To reach one … Continue reading

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