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Northern California's Delayed Crab Season Opener Threatens Whales
State Wildlife Agency Urged to Address Risk of Deadly Entanglements...
Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:09PM
Lawsuit Challenges Tulare County's Flawed Plan to Limit Harmful Greenhouse Pollution From Industrial Cattle Operations
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
Lawsuit Launched to Protect Pacific Habitat for Humpback Whales Threatened by Fishing Gear, Ship Strikes, Oil Spills
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
California's Dungeness Crab Fishery Targeted With Petition, Lawsuit for Harming Whales as Season Opens
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
Court Rules Monterey County's Federal Animal-killing Contract Violates Law
Decision Likely Halts Program That Kills Coyotes, Bobcats, Mountain Lions...
Posted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:45AM
Empty the Tanks at Six Flags in Vallejo
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
California Dungeness Crab Fishery Catches Record Number of Whales
West Coast Whale Entanglements in 2016 Broke Record for Third Straight Year...
Posted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 1:44PM
Judge Upholds Decision to End “No Otter Zone”
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
First-Ever Exposé Inside a US Lamb Slaughterhouse (video/mp4 40.1mb)
New COK Investigation in Dixon, California: First-Ever Exposé Inside a US Lamb Slaughterhouse...
Posted: Fri Feb 3, 2017 2:01PM
Killing Continues to Mount in California Drift Gillnet Fishery: Government Adds New Species
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
Good Samaritans Relocate Monarch Butterflies to Sunny Santa Cruz
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
Pacific Fisheries Management Council Nominated for ‘Shark Enemy’ Award by Turtle Island and Host of Concerned Environmental Groups
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
San Francisco Airport’s New Therapy Pig, LiLou, Prompts PETA Appeal
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
Marin-Based Wildlife Group Slams EPA Pick
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
Urgent SeaWorld Protest at Coastal Commission Hearing
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
Court to Monterey County: Lawsuit Over Wildlife Services Animal-killing Contract Can Move Forward
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
Turtle Island Restoration Network Wins Victory for Whales, Dolphins & Sea Turtles
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
Bay Area Biologist Fighting for Sharks in South Africa
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
Lawsuit Launched to Protect West Coast Whales From Dying in Nets
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
Federal fishery managers allow wildlife protections to lapse in swordfish fishery
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