Archivos de Diario para julio 2019

02 de julio de 2019

A quiet victory in defense of three of California’s rare amphibians.

Sometimes a “win” is the fight you don’t have to have. Instead of victories proclaimed from the steps of the courthouse, some wins are the quiet kind which involve not having to go back to court at all.

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12 de julio de 2019

They may be slow, but they're not easy to find: Keeping up with the elusive Western pond turtle.

District launches an app to report sightings of Western pond turtles, other species.

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10 de julio de 2019

Using iNaturalist in a Coverboard Protocol to Measure Data Quality: Suggestions for Project Design

We evaluated the accuracy of data records generated by citizen scientist participants using iNaturalist in a coverboard sampling scheme, a common method to detect herpetofauna, involving 17 species of amphibians and reptiles. We trained and observed 10 volunteers working over an eight-month period at a study site in Sonoma County, California, USA. A total number of 1,169 observations were successfully uploaded to the iNaturalist database by volunteers including a new locality for Black Salamander. Volunteers were generally successful in collecting and uploading data for verification but had more difficulties detecting smaller, camouflaged salamanders and photographing quick-moving lizards. Errors associated with uploading smartphone data were reduced with volunteer experience.

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19 de julio de 2019


Manteca effort to retrieve California tiger salamander & western spadefoot toad will save taxpayers $1M plus.

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25 de julio de 2019

31 de julio de 2019

Efforts to Save Federally Endangered Frogs, Tadpoles Continue.

Close to one thousand Los Angeles Zoo bred mountain yellow-legged frogs and tadpoles (Rana muscosa) will be released into a tributary to Cooper Canyon, located in the Angeles National Forest. Representatives from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Los Angeles Zoo, and Forest Service will release the tadpoles Aug. 14 as efforts to save this federally endangered species enter their thirteenth year. This marks the second year tadpoles have been released into Angeles National Forest.

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