Previous Wildlife News 2019

Old Flames: The Tangled History of Forest Fires, Wildlife, and People 06-17-19

A yellow plastic sign stapled to a skinny black tree warned ENTERING BURN: STAY ON ROADS AND TRAILS. Read more at All About Birds


Beyond Nuclear threatens lawsuit to protect sea turtles 06-15-19

For decades, the reactor site’s cooling water intake system has routinely captured, harmed and killed thousands of marine animals. Read the full press release.


Mass Die-Off of Puffins Raises More Fears About Arctic’s Warming Climate 05-29-19

The story of the seabirds’ deaths likely starts at the bottom of the food chain, where warming water and climate change are changing the menu. Read more at Inside Climate News


Sea turtles are being born mostly female due to warming—will they survive? 04-04-19

Climate change is causing a crisis in sea turtle sex ratios. But there are signs of hope. Read more at National Geographic


Marine Heat Waves Could Threaten Dolphin Survival, Study Suggests 04-02-19

The survival rates of Indo Pacific bottlenose dolphins like this one were reduced following a marine heat wave in Australia. Read more at EcoWatch


‘Absolutely Magical’: Southern California Sees Largest Painted Lady Migration Since 2005 03-13-19

Southern California is in the midst of a “magical” surprise: unusually large swarms of Painted Lady butterflies filling the skies from San Diego to Pasadena. Read more at EcoWatch


As Work Begins on Trump’s Border Wall, a Key Wildlife Refuge Is at Risk 02-28-19

Construction is underway on a stretch of President Trump’s border wall cutting through the Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife Refuge in Texas. Biologists warn the steel wall will disrupt carefully preserved habitat critical for the survival of ocelot, jaguarundi, and other threatened species. Read more at Yale Environment 360


Ospreys’ Recovery From Pollution and Shooting Is a Global Conservation Success Story 02-27-19

A hundred years ago, a person wandering the back roads of coastal New England might have come across an odd sight: an osprey. Read more at EcoWatch


Monarch Butterfly Population Plummets in California 01-07-19

The population of monarch butterflies that spend winter along the California coast dropped 86 percent since 2017, according to a recent count by the Xerces Society, an invertebrate conservation group. Read more at EcoWatch