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California’s mighty predator — the mountain lion — faces ‘extinction vortex’

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Wed, 06/26/2019 - 5:24pm

As the mountain lions of Southern California approach what some experts call an “extinction vortex,” environmentalists are demanding that state officials grant the big cats protective status — a move that could potentially ban development on thousands of acres of prime real estate.

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A new strategy is saving endangered California sea turtles from deadly fishing nets

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Wed, 06/12/2019 - 5:14pm

In Southern California the inherent tension between conservation and fisheries is evident in the trade-off between the need to protect endangered sea turtles from getting caught in fishing nets and the importance of commercial swordfish as a source of income and livelihood for California fishers.

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Mexico says only 22 vaquita porpoises remain

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Sat, 03/09/2019 - 3:37pm

Experts said Wednesday that only 22 vaquitas remain in the Gulf of California, where a grim, increasingly violent battle is playing out between emboldened fishermen and the last line of defense for the smallest and most endangered porpoise in the world.

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With 86% Drop, California’s Monarch Butterfly Population Hits Record Low

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Mon, 01/14/2019 - 9:34pm

They arrive in California each winter, an undulating ribbon of orange and black. There, migrating western monarch butterflies nestle among the state’s coastal forests, traveling from as far away as Idaho and Utah only to return home in the spring.

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In attempt to save the rarest marine mammal, court orders a ban on Mexican seafood imports Rosanna Xia

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Mon, 07/30/2018 - 9:53am

To protect one of the most endangered species in the world, an international trade court judge ordered the Trump administration Thursday to ban all seafood harvested with gill nets in Mexico’s northern Gulf of California — a bold move with significant political and economic consequences.