Recovery Plan for California Tiger Salamander Calls for
Protection of 34,000 Acres of Habitat in Santa Barbara County, Calif.
LOS ANGELES— In accordance with a settlement with the Center for Biological Diversity, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today released a draftrecovery plan for the endangered Santa Barbara County population of the California tiger salamander. The plan calls for purchase and permanent protection of up to 34,000 acres of the salamander’s breeding ponds and adjacent uplands.
“I’m so glad the Service has finally developed this plan to recover this population of California tiger salamanders,” said Jenny Loda, a biologist and attorney with the Center dedicated to protecting rare amphibians and reptiles. “Time’s running out for these rare amphibians, so we urgently need a roadmap to guide the actions needed to ensure the species will survive.”
The recovery plan focuses on alleviating the threat of habitat loss and fragmentation by permanently protecting breeding ponds and their adjacent uplands through acquisition and conservation easements. Because the majority of the remaining habitat for the Santa Barbara County California tiger salamander is on privately owned lands, habitat-based conservation efforts will require the cooperative efforts of both local agencies and private partners.
Learn more about the California tiger salamander.
Contact: Jenny Loda
LAST 10 PRESS RELEASES
April 27, 2015 – Forest Service Begins to Pave Way for Massive Urban Sprawl Next to Grand Canyon
April 24, 2015 – Recovery Plan for California Tiger Salamander Calls for Protection of 34,000 Acres of Habitat in Santa Barbara County, Calif.
April 23, 2015 – Obama Must Use Arctic Council Helm to End Dangerous Oil Drilling
April 22, 2015 – New Study: Common Pesticides Pose Significant Risk to Wild Bees
April 21, 2015 – Feds Backtrack on Protecting Bi-state Sage Grouse
April 21, 2015 – Obama Coal Lease to Fuel Exports, Global Warming
April 21, 2015 – Floridians Rally to Oppose Seismic Airgun Basting in Atlantic
April 20, 2015 – California Approves Plan Allowing Oil Companies to Continue Contaminating Underground Water
April 20, 2015 – Lawsuit Filed to Stop Cormorant Slaughter by Federal Agencies
April 20, 2015 – Coalition Challenges Expansion of Hazardous Herbicide Containing Agent Orange Ingredient
Mike Stark, Communications Director
email@example.com, (520) 623-5252 ext. 315
Steve Jones, Media Specialist – Oceans
firstname.lastname@example.org, (415) 436-9682, ext. 340
Andy Parker, Media Specialist – Endangered Species
email@example.com, (503) 310-5569
Patrick Sullivan, Media Specialist – Climate Change, Fracking
firstname.lastname@example.org, (415) 632-5316
Russ McSpadden, Communications Associate – Media Photos
Banner photo courtesy Flickr/California tiger salamander photo by Gary Nafis, California Herps