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Helping California’s Legendary Frog Go the Distance

Last fall, even before we had hints of the severity of the drought that is ravaging California, I was staring at a small pond in the central part of the …

Mountain lion sharpening claws at the Wildlife Prairie State Park.

Pipeline Spill in Los Angeles Neighborhood Another Stark Reminder It’s Time to End Oil Addiction

In what’s becoming all too common news, another oil pipeline burst last night, this time on the streets of Los Angeles, America’s second largest city.  Details are still emerging, but …

Los Angeles Mountain Lion Survives Freeways, Now Threatened by Poison Exposure

During a recent capture, Hollywood’s famous mountain lion in Griffith Park displayed symptoms of mange and tested positive to poison exposure.

Obama Uses Pen to Protect California Shoreline: More on Way?

President Barack Obama promised in his State of the Union address to use his authority to protect “more of our pristine federal lands for future generations” to get around congressional …

Three Mountain Lion Kittens Killed Trying to Cross the Road in Southern California

In my blog posts, I try to focus on the good news stories for wildlife as there are certainly enough examples of the bad. Yet today I felt compelled to …

The Evolutionary Arms Race Between Rough-Skinned Newts and Garter Snakes

A note from NWF’s California Director Beth Pratt: California Conservation Corp crew members and their leader John Griffith have embraced NWF’s Certified Wildlife Habitat program and certified their Ukiah campus, …

California Drought Spurs Dangerous Attack on Endangered Species Act

Right now, all anyone can talk about in California is the drought. Our snowpack is at 12 percent of normal levels, our reservoirs resemble drained bathtubs, and our rivers are …

James Franco lends his artistic voice to Yosemite and California wildlife

What did the fox say? I still don’t know, but James Franco gave it his best interpretation on New Year’s Eve in Yosemite while wearing a sparkly mask and dancing …

A Quest to See the Largest Terrestrial Salamander in the World

A note from Beth:  California Conservation Corp crew members and their leader John Griffith have embraced NWF’s Certified Wildlife Habitat program and certified their Ukiah campus, with plans of doing …

A mountain lion enjoys her dinner on Mulholland Drive in the Santa Monica Mountains.

Cyclist Has Amazing Encounter with a Mountain Lion in Los Angeles

Why did the cyclist cross the road? To put some distance between himself and the mountain lion eating its dinner! Known for its scenic vistas, Mulholland Drive meanders through the …

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