Journal archives for November 2017

November 02, 2017

Down for the count: Drought, development, and encroachment could be responsible for dwindling deer population.

These assertions are supported by data from California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) as well as anecdotal evidence from biologists with the Los Padres National Forest and University of California Davis.

Indeed, deer populations have dropped precipitously—by more than 300,000 statewide since 1990—and interviews by the Sun found scientists in unanimous agreement on the effect of habitat loss and human encroachment on fauna.

http://www.santamariasun.com/cover/16741/down-for-the-count-drought-development-and-encroachment-could-be-responsible-for-dwindling-deer-population/

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November 04, 2017

WHY WE STILL KILL COUGARS.

California voters banned mountain lion hunting three decades ago, but the shooting never stopped.

http://www.sacbee.com/news/state/california/article182397016.html

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Bobcats in Santa Cruz & Monterey Counties dying from rat poison.

Local wildlife rescuers say they are alarmed at the increasing number of sick bobcats being found in Santa Cruz and Monterey counties.

The bobcats are suffering from notoedric mange, a parasitic skin disease caused by exposure to anticoagulant rodenticides, or rat poisons.

http://www.kion546.com/news/bobcats-in-santa-cruz-monterey-counties-dying-from-rat-poison/649017313

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November 07, 2017

Powerful lawmaker wants to ‘invalidate’ the Endangered Species Act. He’s getting close.

The congressman who said he “would love to invalidate” the Endangered Species Act is closing in on his goal.

Rep. Rob Bishop (R-Utah) recently shepherded five bills out of the Natural Resources Committee he chairs that would dismantle the law piece by piece. Many Republicans on the panel say the proposals are necessary changes that would modernize the 1973 law. Democrats and conservationists say the bills would whittle away the law’s ability to save wildlife from extinction.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/11/05/powerful-lawmaker-wants-to-invalidate-the-endangered-species-act-hes-getting-close/?tid=sm_fb&utm_term=.41723d41caad

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November 08, 2017

Rescued sea otter found shot, killed in Morro Bay.

California authorities are investigating the fatal shooting of a protected southern sea otter that had been rescued and returned to the ocean last year.

The state Department of Fish and Wildlife said Tuesday that the dead otter was found floating in Morro Bay in September and a necropsy determined it was killed with a pellet gun.

http://www.sanluisobispo.com/news/local/environment/article183274496.html

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November 09, 2017

Vaquita capture plan suspended, but efforts to save species continue.

A daring and high-risk plan to prevent the extinction of Mexico’s vaquita porpoise by capturing the animals and holding them under human care has been suspended following the death of an adult female last weekend.

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/border-baja-california/sd-me-vaquita-next-20171108-story.html

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November 10, 2017

California Sea lions suffering leptospirosis outbreak.

The Marine Mammal Center is reporting 24 confirmed cases of leptospirosis in California sea lions and veterinarians warn the bacterial infection can make your pet sick too.

Monterey County veterinarians have treated 11 sea lions suffering for leptospirosis but only half have survived.

http://www.ksbw.com/article/california-sea-lions-suffering-leptospirosis-outbreak/13513519

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November 11, 2017

Mountain lion shot with tranquilizer gun in SF’s Diamond Heights.

A mountain lion slinking around the Diamond Heights area of San Francisco was cornered by a game warden and shot with a tranquilizer gun Friday behind a housing complex.

http://m.sfgate.com/news/article/Mountain-lion-spotted-cornered-in-San-Francisco-12348041.php

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November 12, 2017