October 09, 2019

California Agency Recommends Protecting Yellow-legged Frog Under State’s Endangered Species Act.

SACRAMENTO— The California Department of Fish and Wildlife today recommended California Endangered Species Act protections for five populations of the foothill yellow-legged frog. The frog has disappeared from more than half of its former California range.

https://biologicaldiversity.org/w/news/california-agency-recommends-protecting-yellow-legged-frog-under-states-endangered-species-act-2019-10-09/

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October 08, 2019

Endangered 160-pound green sea turtle with fishing hook lodged near stomach released into wild along San Gabriel River.

A team from Aquarium of the Pacific, with the help of lifeguard area supervisor Corey Westmoreland, releases a 160-pound rehabilitated female green sea turtle in Seal Beach, CA on Tuesday, October 8, 2019. The turtle was rescued a month ago when it was found dehydrated with a fishing hook lodged in its esophagus near the stomach, officials said.

https://www.ocregister.com/2019/10/08/endangered-160-pound-green-sea-turtle-with-fishing-hook-lodged-near-stomach-released-into-wild-along-san-gabriel-river/amp/

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October 02, 2019

The States Where It's Illegal to Kill Snakes.

This one is a bit surprising. We'd expect the laws to be strict in the Golden State, but if anything, they're some of the most lenient in the U.S.

https://www.wideopenspaces.com/the-states-where-its-illegal-to-kill-snakes/amp/

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October 01, 2019

Chico remains safe haven for giant garter snake.

Giant garter snakes enjoy a safe and healthy habitat in Chico and parts of Butte County, but these reptiles are currently listed as threatened by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and could soon be placed on the endangered species list.

https://www.chicoer.com/2019/09/14/chico-remains-safe-haven-for-giant-garter-snake/amp/

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September 23, 2019

Scientists track frog-killing fungus to help curb its spread.

Frog skin swabs reveal when and where the deadly disease has popped up in wildlife populations around the world.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/09/190923155128.htm

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September 13, 2019

Butte County’s western pond turtle: A reptile in trouble.

CHICO — The western pond turtle in Butte County is currently shaking in its shell, due to habitat alteration and introduced species that are killing off the local reptile.

https://www.chicoer.com/2019/09/12/buttes-western-pond-turtle-a-reptile-in-trouble/amp/

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September 09, 2019

Butte County’s yellow-legged frog under threat.

CHICO — If you see something hopping around in Big Chico Creek, chances are it could be the foothill yellow-legged frog. This frog is currently being evaluated by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife to possibly be placed on the state’s endangered species list.

https://www.chicoer.com/2019/09/09/chicos-yellow-legged-frog-under-threat/amp/

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September 07, 2019

California Celebrates Biodiversity Day with BioBlitz Events Across the State.

I'll be at Border Field State Park on Saturday morning at 8:30am! Anyone near is welcome to join up for iNatting! If you can't meet here, hopefully you can find a state park near you!

https://yubanet.com/california/california-celebrates-biodiversity-day-with-bioblitz-events-across-the-state/

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August 28, 2019

A Battle To Protect The Environment When Housing Is In High Demand.

“Salamanders are helpful because they prey on these wide variety of insects and to help minimize crop damages and damages to other things,” says Grefsrud. “They keep the ecosystem in balance, along with all the other species that are in there.”

https://www.kalw.org/post/battle-protect-environment-when-housing-high-demand#stream/0

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August 23, 2019

Nature News: Lounging With Lizards.

There are many different types of reptiles living in the warm climate of Southern California, but some of the most common are the lizards that share our area, such as the Western fence lizard.

http://ramonajournal.com/nature-news-lounging-with-lizards-p10187-88.htm

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