Journal archives for February 2018

February 01, 2018

Coyote with head stuck in jar needs public’s help.

A large coyote that apparently has had its head stuck in a large plastic jar for almost a week will not live if it doesn’t get help — so wildlife experts are calling on the public to try to spot the desperate beast roaming Coloma and beyond.

https://www.mtdemocrat.com/news/coyote-with-head-stuck-in-jar-needs-publics-help/

Posted on February 01, 2018 04:27 by biohexx1 biohexx1 | 0 comments | Leave a comment

The unforeseen consequences of killing ‘prize’ animals.

That it’s possible to kill a few select animals without causing much population-level harm is a tenet of wildlife management, guiding everything from trophy hunting to the collection of souvenir beetles. Yet several new studies challenge this conventional wisdom. In a human-dominated world where animals face many stresses, removing even a few creatures may have more far-reaching and complex consequences than expected.

http://www.anthropocenemagazine.org/2018/01/the-unforeseen-consequences-of-harvesting-animals/

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February 02, 2018

Mountain Lion Tracked By Scientists Is Found Dead Near Malibu Road.

The loss of the famed cougar is one more reason for a California wildlife corridor to protect the big cats, animal advocates say.

https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5a73c590e4b0905433b2a507

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Beloved Los Angeles Mountain Lion Killed by Car in Malibu.

A five-year-old female mountain lion named P-23 has died after she was struck by a vehicle on Malibu Canyon Road in the Santa Monica Mountains. P-23 was beloved by Southern Californians and became famous in 2013 after she was photographed on top of a deer on Mulholland Highway.

http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/news/press_releases/2018/los-angeles-mountain-lion-02-01-2018.php

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February 03, 2018

OR-54 leaves Oregon — and she’s taking her bling.

A collared gray wolf apparently has skipped out on its Rogue Pack family and moved to California, taking with it its GPS-transmitting collar that gave biologists’ the ability to track Southern Oregon’s largest, most famous — and lately predatory — pack.

http://www.mailtribune.com/news/20180202/or-54-leaves-oregon---and-shes-taking-her-bling

Posted on February 03, 2018 01:47 by biohexx1 biohexx1 | 0 comments | Leave a comment

California Draft Elk Management Plan Lacks Science, Shortchanges Conservation.

SACRAMENTO, Calif., January 29, 2018 — Conservation groups today slammed the California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s flawed draft Elk Conservation and Management Plan as weak on elk recovery and short on science.

https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2018/02/02/18806460.php

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February 05, 2018

February 06, 2018

Flawed Fee Analysis Diverts Fur-trapping Costs to California Taxpayers.

SACRAMENTO, Calif.— Hundreds of thousands of dollars a year in expenses were omitted from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s recent estimate of the cost of running the state’s commercial animal-trapping program, according to a new review of the department’s economic analysis by two conservation groups.

http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/news/press_releases/2018/california-fur-trapping-02-05-2018.php

Posted on February 06, 2018 00:45 by biohexx1 biohexx1 | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Bobcat, Possibly Shot, Found In Livermore.

The bobcat was rescued from a trail near Sycamore Grove Park but his injuries were so severe that he was euthanized.

https://patch.com/california/livermore/bobcat-possibly-shot-found-livermore

Posted on February 06, 2018 01:44 by biohexx1 biohexx1 | 0 comments | Leave a comment

There are more mammal species than we thought.

A recent study published in the Journal of Mammalogy, at Oxford University Press, highlights that over 1000 new species of mammals have been described globally during the last dozen years, a finding that contradicts the notion that our mammalian relatives are well known. This rate of species discovery parallels that seen in global amphibians, and is driven by advances in DNA analysis methods and field exploration.

https://m.phys.org/news/2018-02-mammal-species-thought.html

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