Young Filmmakers Contest: Bear Aware

Young Filmmakers Contest: Bear Aware

Young filmmakers in the San Gabriel Valley could achieve fame, glory and cash prizes if they masterfully tell the story of how to keep black bears out of populated areas. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is presenting the 2013 Bear Aware Youth Contest, inviting high school students to create a short film (three […]

Influx of Oily Murres in San Pedro

Influx of Oily Murres in San Pedro

Natural oil often seeps into the ocean in the LA Basin…and it routinely affects shore-loving birds like the common murre from November to May. This year, however, the staff at the International Bird Rescue is seeing an influx of oiled birds…which makes officials and rescue staff scratch their heads in wonder. For a while, the […]

LAIR to Open March 8 at L.A. Zoo

LAIR to Open March 8 at L.A. Zoo

A good selection of California native reptiles and amphibians are among the 60 species that will be on display at the new Los Angeles Zoo exhibit aptly named the LAIR (Living Amphibian, Invertebrates and Reptiles) slated to open to the public on March 8.

California Condor Named 2011 Bird of the Year

California Condor Named 2011 Bird of the Year

Beauty, schmeauty….this year voters put cast their ballots for one of the world’s rarest, most imperiled, and we think majestic birds to fly the skies of SoCal. The California condor has been named the 2011 Audubon California Bird of the Year in an annual online poll that invites readers and nature-lovers to choose a feathered […]

Burbank Cubs ‘Responding Well’

Burbank Cubs ‘Responding Well’

  On the path to becoming educational ambassadors, the two staving mountain lion cubs found in Burbank earlier this month are “responding well and spending a lot of time with their new trainers,” says David Jackson, director of Zoo to You, a conservation education facility in Paso Robles where the pair were finally delivered earlier […]

Welcome Back, Otter

Welcome Back, Otter

  The feds last month decided to put an end to a 24-year-old “no-otter zone” in Southern California as well as an experimental program to establish a southern sea otter colony on a remote island off Santa Barbara. Long thought of as a “big mistake” by environmentalists, the translocation program failed to entice otters to put […]