January 31, 2021

Sea lions are dying from a mysterious cancer. The culprits? Herpes and DDT.

“Wildlife should not be getting cancer like this, that’s crazy!” said Gulland, who was new to California. “How can that be?”

https://www.latimes.com/environment/story/2021-01-31/california-sea-lions-cancer-ddt?_amp=true

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January 06, 2021

Feared Extinct Catalina Island Shrew Caught On Camera By Researchers.

An endemic and elusive Catalina Island Shrew was spotted by wildlife conservationists for the first time in more than 15 years, it was announced Wednesday.

https://timesofsandiego.com/life/2021/01/06/feared-extinct-catalina-island-shrew-caught-on-camera-by-researchers/amp/

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November 11, 2020

A comparative genomics multitool for scientific discovery and conservation.

The Zoonomia Project is investigating the genomics of shared and specialized traits in eutherian mammals. Here we provide genome assemblies for 131 species, of which all but 9 are previously uncharacterized, and describe a whole-genome alignment of 240 species of considerable phylogenetic diversity, comprising representatives from more than 80% of mammalian families.

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-020-2876-6

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October 28, 2020

2020 is bats! Here's where to see some creepy nocturnal animals in the Bay Area this fall.

Did you know the Bay Area is home to more than 16 species of bats? That makes our slice of Northern California one of the most diverse areas in the country for bat watching.

https://www.7x7.com/amp/where-to-go-bat-watching-in-the-bay-area-2096256783

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September 30, 2020

Unique elk in California may be killed under controversial plan.

The National Park Service’s proposed plan for Point Reyes National Seashore would preserve ranching and cull tule elk within the park’s boundaries.

https://api.nationalgeographic.com/distribution/public/amp/animals/2020/09/tule-elk-culled-under-point-reyes-proposal

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September 27, 2020

An Illustrated Guide to Northern California Nature.

An Illustrated Guide to Northern California Nature
by Jane Kim!

https://baynature.org/article/bay-nature-almanac-fall-2020/

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September 18, 2020

Park Service Finalizes Disastrous Point Reyes Plan to Kill Native Wildlife, Prioritize Commercial Livestock Grazing.

The National Park Service released a management plan amendment today for Point Reyes National Seashore that would enshrine commercial cattle ranching in the California park at the expense of native wildlife and natural habitat. It also calls for the killing of native tule elk and would authorize new agricultural uses that will put other wildlife at risk.

https://biologicaldiversity.org/w/news/press-releases/park-service-finalizes-disastrous-point-reyes-plan-kill-native-wildlife-prioritize-commercial-livestock-grazing-2020-09-18/

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September 04, 2020

California Biodiversity Week 2020-San Diego Natural History Museum

Celebrate California’s Natural Beauty!

Join us and our partners for a weeklong celebration of California Biodiversity Day, September 5 – 13.

https://www.sdnhm.org/blog/blog_details/california-biodiversity-week-2020/154/

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September 02, 2020

California Biodiversity Day 2020 - USFWS National Wildlife Refuges

Celebrate California Biodiversity Day 2020 at a National Wildlife Refuge. Visit a National Wildlife Refuge in California from September 5-13 and record any animals or plants you observe using the iNaturalist app.

Founded by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1903 and administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Wildlife Refuge System is a diverse network of lands and waters dedicated to conserving America’s rich fish and wildlife heritage. Within California, 40 refuges across the state provide habitat for wildlife and recreational opportunties for people. To locate a refuge near you, go to https://www.fws.gov/refuges/visit/.

Due to the COVID19 pandemic, this is a self-led bioblitz. Although most refuge and hatchery lands and outdoor spaces have remained open for the public to enjoy, we encourage you to:

Review our state-by-state update page and check local refuge and hatchery conditions before
visiting
Follow current CDC safe practices by maintaining a safe distance between yourself and other groups
Wear a cloth face mask/covering over the nose and mouth, especially when social distancing is
difficult
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze
Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick

https://www.inaturalist.org/projects/california-biodiversity-day-2020-usfws-national-wildlife-refuges

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August 27, 2020

California Biodiversity Day 2020 - California Natural Resources Agency

This year, we are excited to have many partners joining us to host California Biodiversity Day events from September 5 to September 13. Please check out the events below to see how you can participate in celebrating California Biodiversity Day 2020!

https://resources.ca.gov/biodiversityday2020

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