California Endangered Species Act Protection Sought for Nearly Extinct Humboldt Marten
San Francisco Bay Area
22 Jun 2015 22:51 GMT
Environmental groups petitioned the California Fish and Game Commission to protect the Humboldt marten under the California Endangered Species Act. The Humboldt marten is a cat-sized carnivore related to minks and otters that lives in old-growth forests in Northern California and southern Oregon. Most of the marten's forest habitat has been destroyed by logging, and the remaining martens in California likely number fewer than 100 individuals.
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