Extinction Plan: Ten Species Imperiled by the Trump Administration
Clips and Notes
USFWS refers to the United States Fish & Wildlife Service
Clip: Watch California condors soar, courtesy of the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources.
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
Leatherbacks and Loggerheads
Oceana species profile (leatherback)
Oceana species profile (loggerhead)
“Keeping Sea Turtles in the Dark,” National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
“Leatherback sea turtles use mysterious ‘compass sense’ to migrate hundreds of miles,” The Conversation, March 11, 2015
“The Remarkable Journey of a Loggerhead Sea Turtle,” USFWS
Clip: Venture to northeastern North Carolina, home of the only remaining red wolves in the wild.
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
Court says USFWS violated law in red wolf management, The Wildlife Society, Nov. 15, 2018
Clip: National Geographic brings you the hellbender, the largest amphibian this side of Asia.
Clip: Rock out with the Center for Biological Diversity:
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
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
“Saving the last West African giraffes in Niger,” BBC, December 4, 2018
Clip: Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park (CA) shares fascinating footage of this rare species.
“‘Supercute, superferocious’ animal nearing extinction in California, petition says,” Eureka Times-Standard/The Mercury News, June 22, 2018
“Meet the Rare, Shy, and Hungry Humboldt Marten,” Living on Earth, July 27, 2018
Tom Wheeler, “Humboldt Marten Update,” The Northcoast Environmental Center/The Environmental Protection Information Center, June 1, 2018
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
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.
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
San Bernardino kangaroo rat
Clip: Tiny hoppers with big hind feet and fur-lined cheeks!
USFWS species profile
How We’re Helping to Save Kangaroo Rats, San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research
Western yellow-billed cuckoo
Clip: See this elusive cuckoo, both perching and in flight.
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