Mountain Lion P-56 Killed Under CA Depredation Law, Marking a 1st in the Santa Monica Mountains — KTLA

A radio-collared mountain lion has become the first to be killed in the Santa Monica Mountains under a state depredation law, officials said Monday. The puma known as P-56 was suspected of killing a dozen livestock on nine separate occasions at a single property, prompting the owner to request and obtain a depredation permit from…

via Mountain Lion P-56 Killed Under CA Depredation Law, Marking a 1st in the Santa Monica Mountains — KTLA

California’s Monarch Butterfly Population Critically Low for 2nd Year in a Row — KTLA

The western monarch butterfly population wintering along California’s coast remains critically low for the second year in a row, a count by an environmental group released Thursday showed. The count of the orange-and-black insects by the Xerces Society, a nonprofit environmental organization that focuses on the conservation of invertebrates, recorded about 29,000 butterflies in its…

via California’s Monarch Butterfly Population Critically Low for 2nd Year in a Row — KTLA

SoCal Citrus Disease Quarantine Expands to Include Corona, Norco, Chino — KTLA

A Southern California quarantine zone has been expanded in an effort to stop the spread of a disease that threatens the state’s citrus industry. The addition of 107 square miles encompasses the cities of Corona and Norco and part of Chino, the Press-Enterprise reported Thursday. It follows discovery of a dozen trees with citrus greening…

via SoCal Citrus Disease Quarantine Expands to Include Corona, Norco, Chino — KTLA

Volunteers Race to Save Horses as Easy Fire Flames Rage in Simi Valley — KTLA

Volunteers raced to save horses evacuated during the Easy Fire as flames raged nearby Wednesday morning. Ventura County Animal Services put out a call for help for volunteers with horse trailers who could get the large animals to safety. They asked those people who want to help to text 805-469-0896 with a picture of their…

via Volunteers Race to Save Horses as Easy Fire Flames Rage in Simi Valley — KTLA

Saddleridge fire: Large-animal evacuation centers set up to prevent horse deaths — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

By Colleen Shalby as published on The LA Times It has long been a dilemma of many wildfires: Where to shelter large animals when the flames come roaring? Last year offered the strange sight of llamas and horses being kept safe on the beaches of Malibu while the Woolsey fire raged in the hills beyond. As […]

via Saddleridge fire: Large-animal evacuation centers set up to prevent horse deaths — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

California Wildlife Agency Deploys New Tactics to Eradicate Destructive Swamp Rodents From State — KTLA

One of the most recent threats to California’s environment has webbed feet, white whiskers, shaggy fur and orange buck teeth that could be mistaken for carrots. An adult male nutria is seen in this file photo posted on the California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s website. “Boy, they’re an ugly-looking thing,” said David Passadori, an…

via California Wildlife Agency Deploys New Tactics to Eradicate Destructive Swamp Rodents From State — KTLA

California Lawmakers Vote to Block Trump’s Environmental Rollbacks, Defying Newsom — KTLA

California lawmakers, over Gov. Gavin Newsom’s objections, passed sweeping legislation early Saturday allowing the state to impose strict endangered species protections and water pumping restrictions for the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. The governor must now decide whether to veto the bill and raise the ire of California environmentalists, who will surely accuse him of sidling…

via California Lawmakers Vote to Block Trump’s Environmental Rollbacks, Defying Newsom — KTLA

Someone Has Killed More Than 40 Wild Burros in a California Desert. There’s a $10,000 Reward for the Gunman — TIME

Officials in California are trying to find out who’s been shooting and killing wild burros in the desert––and are offering a $10,000 reward for answers. Since May, 42 burro carcasses have been found with gunshot wounds along Interstate 15 in California’s Mojave Desert, according to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). A burro is simply…

via Someone Has Killed More Than 40 Wild Burros in a California Desert. There’s a $10,000 Reward for the Gunman — TIME

More than 40 wild burros slaughtered in the Southern California desert; reward offered — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

By LOUIS SAHAGUN as published on The LATimes.com “It is one of the largest killings of its kind on public land managed by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management…” More than 40 wild burros have been found shot and killed along the Interstate 15 near the Nevada state line, Federal officials said on Friday, and they’ve offered […]

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101 Freeway Crossing to Give P-22, Other Wildlife Room to Roam — KTLA

Like many urban singles, the mountain lion P-22 lives a solitary life in a too-small habitat. And he has a hard time finding a mate in the big city. P-22 is seen in a photo provided by the the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area on May 2, 2019. Famous for traveling across two freeways…

via 101 Freeway Crossing to Give P-22, Other Wildlife Room to Roam — KTLA