Tag: California

Chytrid Fungus Found In California Salamanders

Chytrid Fungus Found In California Salamanders

The Santa Lucia Mountains slender salamander and the arboreal salamander have been exposed to Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis. [...]
CA’s Blunt-Nosed Leopard Lizard Gets Federal And State Support For Recovery

CA’s Blunt-Nosed Leopard Lizard Gets Federal And State Support For Recovery

Local and state agencies with the state of California as well as the federal government have announced a joint conservation effort to recover the blun [...]

More Than 90 Rattlesnakes Rescued From Under Woman’s House In California

A woman in Sonoma County California called the Sonoma County Reptile Rescue with a bit of a dilemma. More than 90 rattlesnakes had taken refuge undern [...]
80 Frogs Rescued And Treated From Oil Spill In Santa Barbara, CA

80 Frogs Rescued And Treated From Oil Spill In Santa Barbara, CA

An oil seepage in Santa Barbara, California’s Toro Canyon Creek has caused more than 80 Baja California and California treefrogs and one western fence [...]
Leatherback Sea Turtles Should Be Listed As Endangered In CA, Agency Says

Leatherback Sea Turtles Should Be Listed As Endangered In CA, Agency Says

The leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) should be listed as endangered under the state of California’s Endangered Species Act, The Californi [...]
Largest Number Of San Francisco Garter Snakes Found On San Francisco Airport Land

Largest Number Of San Francisco Garter Snakes Found On San Francisco Airport Land

Land owned by the San Francisco International Airport is home to the largest concentration of San Francisco garter snakes discovered to date, accordin [...]
USFWS Denies Protections For 3 Salamander Species Impacted By California Dam Project

USFWS Denies Protections For 3 Salamander Species Impacted By California Dam Project

The United States Fish and Wildlife Service has denied protections for the Samwel salamander (Hydromantes samweli), Shasta salamander, (H. shastae), a [...]
The Return of Red-Legged Frogs to Southern California

The Return of Red-Legged Frogs to Southern California

The effort to return California red-legged frogs (Rana draytonii) to Southern California, which has been ongoing by Robert Fisher from the U.S. Geolog [...]
Panther Chameleon Lost In Daly City, CA Since June Found Alive On Powerline

Panther Chameleon Lost In Daly City, CA Since June Found Alive On Powerline

A panther chameleon (Furcifer pardalis) that was found stuck on a powerline in Daly City, CA was rescued after three days perched on the line. The [...]
Temblor Legless Lizard Should Be Protected, Conservation Group Says

Temblor Legless Lizard Should Be Protected, Conservation Group Says

The Temblor legless lizard  (Anniella alexanderae) can only be found near the Temblor range in Kern County, CA, and should be protected under the Enda [...]
California Desert Tortoise Granted Temporary Endangered Species Status

California Desert Tortoise Granted Temporary Endangered Species Status

The Mojave desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) has been granted temporary endangered species status by the California Fish and Game Commission. The c [...]
Male Southern Alligator Lizards Clamp The Heads Of Their Mates For Hours During Courtship

Male Southern Alligator Lizards Clamp The Heads Of Their Mates For Hours During Courtship

Southern alligator lizards (Elgaria multicarinata) have an interesting courtship whereby the male clamps its jaw onto the head of the female and does [...]
California’s Blunt-nosed Leopard Lizard Threatened By Warming Planet, Study Says

California’s Blunt-nosed Leopard Lizard Threatened By Warming Planet, Study Says

The blunt-nosed leopard lizard was listed on the federal endangered species list in 1967. [...]
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