Conservation

Jonna Mazet: What if we could immunize the world against Pandemics? (TEDMED Hive Talk)

July 11, 2019
Jonna Mazet: TEDMED Hive Talk

TEDMED is a health-focused iteration of the renowned TED conference, celebrating the ideas behind progress in health and medicine through a program called The Hive. Diversity and multi-disciplinary collaboration are at the core of TEDMED's mission to "catalyze a healthier world."

Just last year, OHI Executive Director Jonna Mazet was nominated as a 2018 TEDMED Hive Innovator for her work as anchor author of the Global Virome Project. Her talk was entitled "What if we could immunize the world against pandemics?" 

Visit the California Raptor Center Open House, May 4

April 30, 2019
Members of the community are invited to visit the California Raptor Center Spring Open House for a free, fun educational experience. Educational raptors will be on “the fist" -- ask our handlers a question! Lectures on raptor rehabilitation, identification, conservation and adaptations are offered during the day. Visitors can take a self-guided tour of our permanent resident birds and visit the Museum for a hands-on experience. There is no charge for this event and parking is free.

Local Extinction of Southern California Mountain Lions Possible Within 50 Years

March 18, 2019

Two isolated mountain lion populations in Southern California’s Santa Ana and Santa Monica Mountains are at risk of local extinction, perhaps as soon as within 50 years, according to a study published in the journal Ecological Applications.

The study showed the extinction risk is due to low genetic diversity and mortality that affects the stability of the population. Mountain lion mortality is often caused by humans, but can also result from changes in the environment, such as wildfire and fluctuations in prey density.

Coconut the Snow Leopard Recovers From Eyelid Surgery

October 25, 2018

Coconut, the snow leopard cub born at the Sacramento Zoo earlier this year, underwent a rare eyelid surgery on Wednesday, October 24. UC Davis veterinary specialists and the Sacramento Zoo veterinary team collaborated to correct a congenital eyelid defect known as coloboma. This ocular deformity is sometimes documented in snow leopards under human care. Coconut was also born with other birth defects that impact his mobility.

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