Posts Categorized: California

Sea Otter, © Roy Toft / National Geographic Stock

Californians Unite to Restore Southern Sea Otters »

Californians love sea otters so much that they’ve been able to crowd fund sea otter recovery efforts. This is not only because sea otters are adorable, but also because they provide cultural value to our coastal communities, and support the overall health of the central coast’s nearshore marine ecosystems.

Wolf, © Didier J. Lindsey

Wildlife Weekly Wrap-Up »

Idaho Says It Won’t Kill Wolves in the Frank Church this Winter; A Second Wolf Comes Back to California; Tell Airlines to Stop Carrying Imperiled Wildlife “Trophies”; More Wolves Moving Throughout Oregon

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.