Department Of Fish And Wildlife
More than 2,000 pounds of illegal shark fins were seized from a San Francisco business owner involved in challenging a shark fin ban late last month, prompting the group to drop its suit, officials said Friday.
Wildlife advocates, a state senator and the mayor of Half Moon Bay gathered Sunday to celebrate a new law that protects mountain lions and cubs that pose no imminent threat.
The animals have been causing thousands of dollars of damage over the last few weeks in Almaden Valley.
Thirteen people are under arrest on suspicion of being part of an abalone poaching network after fish and game wardens served search warrants on 14 locations.
Federal fish and wildlife authorities are trying to figure out whether Port of San Francisco workers violated federal law when they destroyed a birds’ nest on a crane near Pier 80, where Oracle’s America’s Cup yacht-racing team has set up shop.
Less than two months after state game wardens fatally shot two mountain lion cubs in Half Moon Bay, environmentalists, politicians and the public are pushing for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife to develop new standards for handling cougars that come into contact with humans.