14 de octubre de 2019

Laundré: Another hunter myth: Americans are losing touch with nature.

John W. Laundré Laundré is in the biology department at Western Oregon University. He has studied cougars, wolves and coyotes in the U.S. and is the author of "Phantoms of the Prairie: Return of Cougars to the Midwest."


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How common are bats with rabies and should you worry?

Bats can have rabies, but it is extremely rare for that to impact humans.

The chance of getting rabies from a bat is very small — the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there are one or two cases a year in the U.S. But bats are the most common source of human rabies in the United States.


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11 de octubre de 2019


PORTER RANCH, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A wild rabbit with singed fur was seen scurrying away from the burning woods set ablaze by the Saddleridge Fire in Porter Ranch Friday morning.

The bunny was seen in the parking lot of the local YMCA in Porter Ranch. The center was saved, but there were at least two cars destroyed by flames in the parking lot.


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08 de octubre de 2019

Rodent Poison Found in Two Dead Southern California Mountain Lions.

One of two mountain lions found dead recently in the Santa Monica Mountains was killed by potent chemicals used to poison rodents, according to National Park Service researchers who have been studying the region's famed big cats for nearly 20 years.

The mountain lion, known as P-30, is the fifth in a long-term study of the species whose death was connected to the rodent poison. An otherwise healthy 6-year-old male cat, P-30's official cause of death was anticoagulant rodenticide poisoning, NPS biologists said Tuesday.

The cause of death for a second mountain lion found dead in August in the Malibu area has not been determined, but similar poisons were found in her system, the NPS said.


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07 de octubre de 2019

On the California Coast, It’s Cattle Versus Elk.

Point Reyes National Seashore is once again ground zero for an emotional debate over the purpose of America’s national parks. Should the parks’ mission be to preserve wildlife or conserve history? Should they be set aside as wilderness or tended as a human landscape? How can land managers balance the not always reconcilable needs of wildlife and domesticated livestock?


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Photos of the Pika, North America's Cutest Mammal.

Scientists further break the American pika into 36 subspecies based on their population structure and geography. They can be found throughout the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California, the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and Washington, and throughout the Rocky Mountains from southern New Mexico to British Columbia.


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01 de octubre de 2019

LA’s Most Loved and Watched Cat: P-61’s Search for Survival Results in Death.

The National Parks Service, which monitors the collared big cats, reported that P-61 was in a confrontation with another mountain lion in the Bel Air vicinity, between Bel Air Crest Road and the Sepulveda Boulevard underpass, in the early hours of September 7, 2019. The drama, which was captured on video, played out between 3:09 a.m. when the chase began and 4:00 a.m. when P-61 was struck and killed by a southbound car on the 405 freeway. He had managed to make it across five of the 10 freeway lanes.


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27 de septiembre de 2019

Yikes! Wild pigs invade Lafayette, other Bay Area cities.

DEAR PAUL: In talking with wildlife experts, I’ve been told there are two types of people in California — those that have wild pigs tearing up their lawns and those that haven’t yet had wild pigs tearing up their lawns.


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25 de septiembre de 2019

Slight Dip in California Sea Otter Numbers, According to 2019 Survey Results.

Southern sea otter numbers have declined off the coast of California since their most recent high in 2016. According to data just released by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the three-year average population index this year dropped to 2,962, which is 166 sea otters fewer than the 2018 survey.


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23 de septiembre de 2019

What is biodiversity?

A shorthand of the terms ‘biological diversity’, biodiversity refers to the variety of life, in all its forms and all its levels, on Earth. But why do we need biodiversity? Can’t we just have a planet populated solely with humans and those few plants and animals that are tasty?


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