Extinction Plan References

Extinction Plan: Ten Species Imperiled by the Trump Administration

Clips and Notes

USFWS refers to the United States Fish & Wildlife Service

California condor

Clip: Watch California condors soar, courtesy of the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sHW7LhxRSs

Cornell Lab of Ornithology species profile www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/California_Condor/overview#

“California condor Recovery Program,” USFWS www.fws.gov/cno/es/CalCondor/Condor.cfm

“California Today: Banning Lead Ammunition to Save the Condors,” New York Times, November 27, 2018
www.nytimes.com/2018/11/27/us/california-today-banning-lead-ammunition-to-save-the-condors.html

Leatherbacks and Loggerheads

Clips: NOAA and the Newport Aquarium take you swimming with sea turtles.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=wt8hT_DxSRg
www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHPeEhp_6UU

Oceana species profile (leatherback)
www.oceana.org/marine-life/sea-turtles-reptiles/leatherback-turtle

Oceana species profile (loggerhead)
www.oceana.org/marine-life/sea-turtles-reptiles/loggerhead-turtle

“Keeping Sea Turtles in the Dark,” National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
www.nfwf.org/whoweare/mediacenter/feature/Pages/seaturtles_fs_15-1008.aspx

“Leatherback sea turtles use mysterious ‘compass sense’ to migrate hundreds of miles,” The Conversation, March 11, 2015
www.theconversation.com/leatherback-sea-turtles-use-mysterious-compass-sense-to-migrate-hundreds-of-miles-38519

“The Remarkable Journey of a Loggerhead Sea Turtle,” USFWS
www.medium.com/@USFWS/the-incredible-journey-of-a-loggerhead-sea-turtle-9bde49f7024f

Red wolf

Clip: Venture to northeastern North Carolina, home of the only remaining red wolves in the wild.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHYBrDrUVFg

USFWS species profile: www.fws.gov/southeast/wildlife/mammal/red-wolf/

US Fish & Wildlife Service Plan Dooms Remaining Wild Red Wolves to Extinction, Animal Welfare Institute, June 27, 2018
www.awionline.org/press-releases/us-fish-wildlife-service-plan-dooms-remaining-wild-red-wolves-extinction

Court says USFWS violated law in red wolf management, The Wildlife Society, Nov. 15, 2018
www.wildlife.org/court-says-usfws-violated-law-in-red-wolf-management/

Hellbender

Clip: National Geographic brings you the hellbender, the largest amphibian this side of Asia.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxgcR2RSfXY

Clip: Rock out with the Center for Biological Diversity:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9uxJZwlwNs

Virginia Herpetological Society species profile www.virginiaherpetologicalsociety.com/amphibians/salamanders/eastern-hellbender/eastern_hellbender.php

Jackson Landers, “What the Heck Is a Hellbender—And How Can We Make More of Them?” Smithsonian Magazine, June 1, 2017
www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/giving-them-hellbenders-at-saint-louis-zoo-180963417


Giraffe

Clip: Enchanted by those one-of-a-kind patterned coats? Safari with the BBC here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXKe2Kpymw0

African Wildlife Foundation species profile: www.awf.org/wildlife-conservation/giraffe

Alex Shoumatoff, “To Save Giraffes, We May Need to Put Our Necks Out,” Smithsonian Magazine, March 2017
www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/save-giraffes-put-our-necks-out-180962128

“Saving the last West African giraffes in Niger,” BBC, December 4, 2018
www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-46442570

Humboldt marten

Clip: Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park (CA) shares fascinating footage of this rare species.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcDnvm7p03A

“‘Supercute, superferocious’ animal nearing extinction in California, petition says,” Eureka Times-Standard/The Mercury News, June 22, 2018
www.mercurynews.com/2018/06/22/cute-ferocious-marten-nearing-extinction-california

“Meet the Rare, Shy, and Hungry Humboldt Marten,” Living on Earth, July 27, 2018
www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=18-P13-00030&segmentID=4

Tom Wheeler, “Humboldt Marten Update,” The Northcoast Environmental Center/The Environmental Protection Information Center, June 1, 2018
www.yournec.org/humboldt-marten-update

Rusty patched bumble bee

Clip: A Ghost in the Making: Searching for the Rusty-patched Bumble Bee: Follow a photographer on his search for a rare bumble bee. www.rustypatched.com

USFWS species profile: www.fws.gov/midwest/endangered/insects/rpbb/factsheetrpbb.html

Michael Greshko, “First U.S. Bumblebee Officially Listed as Endangered,” National Geographic, March 22, 2017
www.news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/03/bumblebees-endangered-extinction-united-states

Andres Ortega, “The Plight of the Rusty Patched Bumble Bee,” Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, November 6, 2018

West Indian manatee

Clip: Come for a long, lazy swim at Florida’s Fort Pierce Manatee Education Center.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cx5FrxGTOAQ

Arkive.org species profile: www.arkive.org/west-indian-manatee/trichechus-manatus

David Max Braun, “Photo Ark Spotlight: West Indian Manatee,” National Geographic, May 5, 2017
www.blog.nationalgeographic.org/2017/05/05/national-geographic-photo-ark-spotlight-west-indian-manatee

San Bernardino kangaroo rat

Clip: Tiny hoppers with big hind feet and fur-lined cheeks!
www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIMIEqg7Hsc&t=24s

USFWS species profile
www.ecos.fws.gov/ecp0/profile/speciesProfile?spcode=A0G8

How We’re Helping to Save Kangaroo Rats, San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research
www.institute.sandiegozoo.org/species/kangaroo-rats

Western yellow-billed cuckoo

Clip: See this elusive cuckoo, both perching and in flight.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCtBOzNcaaw

Southern Sierra Research Station: Western yellow-billed cuckoo training video: www.vimeo.com/79911561

USFWS species profile www.fws.gov/sacramento/es_species/Accounts/Birds/yellow_billed_cuckoo

Elizabeth Miller, “Rain Harbinger Could Lose Protections,” Santa Fe Reporter, July 17, 2018

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