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text Northern California's Delayed Crab Season Opener Threatens Whales by Center for Biological Diversity
State Wildlife Agency Urged to Address Risk of Deadly Entanglements...
Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:09PM
image Lawsuit Challenges Tulare County's Flawed Plan to Limit Harmful Greenhouse Pollution From Industrial Cattle Operations 480_cattle_in_feedlot_by_james_carlson_usda_fpwc_1.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
VISALIA, Calif., January 11, 2018 — Conservation groups sued Tulare County today for approving a climate action plan for giant feedlots and other industrial cattle operations that would worsen air quality and undercut California’s greenhouse gas reduction goals....
Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:47PM
document Lawsuit Launched to Protect Pacific Habitat for Humpback Whales Threatened by Fishing Gear, Ship Strikes, Oil Spills humpbackcriticalhabitatnoi_12-11-2017__1_.pdf_140_.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO— The Center for Biological Diversity, Turtle Island Restoration Network and Wishtoyo Chumash Foundation on December 11 filed a notice of intent to sue the Trump administration for failing to protect humpback whale habitat in the Pacific Ocean, where the animals face threats from fisheries, ship strikes and oil spills....
Posted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:49PM
image California's Dungeness Crab Fishery Targeted With Petition, Lawsuit for Harming Whales as Season Opens 480_entangledwhale_edlyman_noaa_fpwc_1.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO, November 14, 2017 — As commercial Dungeness crab season opens Nov. 15 in California, the Center for Biological Diversity is petitioning the federal government to rank the fishery as one of the most dangerous to whales because of increased entanglements in recent years. Last month the Center also sued the California Department of Fish and Wildlife for failing to prevent imperiled whales and sea turtles from getting tangled up in crab gear and injured or killed....
Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:22PM
image Court Rules Monterey County's Federal Animal-killing Contract Violates Law 480_coyote_in_cat_tails_seedskade_nwr_tom_koerner_usfws_fpwc_1.jpg by via Center for Biological Diversity
Decision Likely Halts Program That Kills Coyotes, Bobcats, Mountain Lions...
Posted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:45AM
calendar Empty the Tanks at Six Flags in Vallejo empty-the-tanks.jpg by Mike Roberts
1001 Fairgrounds Dr, Vallejo, CA 94589. Easiest parking is across the street at the Courtyard by Marriott Vallejo Napa Valley or on residential streets nearby....
Event Date: Sat May 13, 2017 11:00AM
Posted: Fri Apr 7, 2017 8:27AM
image California Dungeness Crab Fishery Catches Record Number of Whales 480_humpback_whale_entanglement_1.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
West Coast Whale Entanglements in 2016 Broke Record for Third Straight Year...
Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 1:44PM
image Judge Upholds Decision to End “No Otter Zone” 480_sea-otter-kelp_helder-gomes_shutterstock_1.jpg by via Earthjustice
Second ruling to uphold U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s decision to end failed program that excluded sea otters from their historic range along the southern California coast...
Posted: Tue Mar 7, 2017 4:39PM
video First-Ever Exposé Inside a US Lamb Slaughterhouse (video/mp4 40.1mb) by Compassion Over Killing
New COK Investigation in Dixon, California: First-Ever Exposé Inside a US Lamb Slaughterhouse...
Posted: Fri Feb 3, 2017 2:01PM
text Killing Continues to Mount in California Drift Gillnet Fishery: Government Adds New Species by Cassie
Today, the National Marine Fisheries Service published its final List of Fisheries for 2017. The list classifies U.S. fisheries based on the level of mortality and serious injury that occurs in each fishery. The California drift gillnet fishery is once again ranked as Category I, the most harmful rating a fishery can receive....
Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:21PM
image Good Samaritans Relocate Monarch Butterflies to Sunny Santa Cruz 480_rita_leroy_monarchs_release_santa_cruz_photo_by_walter_rockholt_1.jpg by Kathy Keatley Garvey
This is a story about how eight monarch butterflies escaped the freezing temperatures of Vacaville, Calif., and hitchhiked to sunny Santa Cruz, thanks to Good Samaritans (Good Monarcharians?) Rita LeRoy and Walter Rockholt of Vallejo. Photo: Rita LeRoy releases newly eclosed monarch butterflies in Santa Cruz. (Photo by Walter Rockholt)...
Posted: Wed Jan 4, 2017 6:23PM
text Pacific Fisheries Management Council Nominated for ‘Shark Enemy’ Award by Turtle Island and Host of Concerned Environmental Groups by Joanna McWilliams
This week Turtle Island Restoration Network, a leading international marine conservation organization, and fellow environmentalists officially nominated the Pacific Fisheries Management Council (PFMC) for the ‘Shark Enemy’ award by the conservation organization Sharkproject International....
Posted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 10:26AM
image San Francisco Airport’s New Therapy Pig, LiLou, Prompts PETA Appeal 480_lilou_therapy_pig_san_francisco_airport_sfo_1.jpg by via PETA
Serving Bacon and Ham at an Airport That Offers 'Therapy Pig' Encounters Is Like Serving Poodle Burgers at a Dog Show...
Posted: Mon Dec 12, 2016 3:35PM
text Marin-Based Wildlife Group Slams EPA Pick by joanna
Turtle Island Restoration Network, a Marin-based wildlife organization, is raising a red flag over Donald Trump’s proposed appointment of Scott Pruitt as the head of the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)....
Posted: Fri Dec 9, 2016 2:51PM
calendar Urgent SeaWorld Protest at Coastal Commission Hearing 480_seaworld_protest_orca_1.jpg by SeaWorld of Hurt
Oceano Hotel and Spa, 280 Capistrano Rd, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019 (see this map: https://goo.gl/maps/FDzvfTCknN82)...
Event Date: Fri Nov 4, 2016 11:45AM
Posted: Sat Oct 29, 2016 2:58AM
text Court to Monterey County: Lawsuit Over Wildlife Services Animal-killing Contract Can Move Forward by Center for Biological Diversity
SALINAS, Calif., October 25, 2016 — The California Superior Court issued an order Monday evening denying Monterey County’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit, filed in June by animal protection and conservation organizations, that challenges the county’s contract renewal with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services. This notorious federal program has killed more than 3,000 coyotes, bobcats, mountain lions and other animals in the county in the past six years, largely in the name of pr...
Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 12:46PM
text Turtle Island Restoration Network Wins Victory for Whales, Dolphins & Sea Turtles by Joanna McWilliams
A new proposed rule would put in place limits on the number of whales, sea turtles, and dolphins that the California driftnet fishery for swordfish can catch....
Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2016 10:35AM
text Bay Area Biologist Fighting for Sharks in South Africa by Joanna McWilliams
A Bay Area resident is taking the fight to protect our oceans from Northern California to South Africa. This week, thirty-year veteran environmental activist and biologist, Todd Steiner, executive director the Marin-based Turtle Island Restoration Network and SPAWN, is in South Africa advocating on behalf of marine wildlife. Joined by several colleagues, he is attending a major international treaty conference to promote greater protections for endangered marine species, including two species ...
Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2016 10:34AM
text Lawsuit Launched to Protect West Coast Whales From Dying in Nets by Joanna McWilliams
Conservation groups today filed a notice of intent to sue the National Marine Fisheries Service to protect endangered whales from mile-long drift gillnets and strings of sablefish pots off the West Coast. After two years of record reports of whales entangled in fishing gear off the West Coast — more than 60 in 2015 alone — 40 whales were reportedly entangled as of June 30, putting 2016 on pace to break records again. New information indicates that one humpback whale population that migrates f...
Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2016 10:36AM
image Federal fishery managers allow wildlife protections to lapse in swordfish fishery 480_pacific_loggerhead_sea_turtle_conservation_area_map_oceana_1.jpg by via OCEANA
Monterey, CA, September 1, 2016 — Today the Pacific Loggerhead Conservation Area — a 25,000 square mile closure off Southern California to protect endangered sea turtles during El Niño years — re-opens to mile-long swordfish drift gillnets without necessary protections in place to reduce entanglement of sea turtles and marine mammals. With the fishery now entering peak season, threatened and endangered species are more vulnerable to capture, injury and death by this indiscriminate fishing gea...
Posted: Fri Sep 2, 2016 2:40AM