Posts Categorized: West Coast

Honeybee, © Brad Stocke

Wildlife Weekly Wrap-Up »

Killing of Cecil the Lion Highlights Need for Further Lion Conservation; California State Ban on Shark Fins Upheld in Federal Court; Obama’s Crack Down on Illegal Ivory Trafficking; Did You Know? Most Polar Bears Don’t Hibernate; The Latest from the Sagebrush Sea; Climate Change Reduces Bee Habitat, Study Shows

orcas, © Dr. Brandon Southall/NMFS/OPR

For the Love of Orcas »

Southern resident orcas are in so much trouble that NOAA Fisheries, the federal agency that is in charge of keeping tabs on marine mammals, announced in May that the southern resident orca is one of eight focal species for the agency, selected because they have enough information to conclude that without concerted conservation attention, it will go extinct.