CSERC staff came across this interesting 8-minute video from the California Academy of Sciences, covering the decline of the Pacific Fisher. This key predator of the Sierra Nevada mixed conifer forests has faced dramatic population declines for reasons ranging from trapping, to loss of old forest habitat by logging, and poison by rodenticides at illegal marijuana grow sites. As this video shares, even though the Pacific fisher was deemed eligible as threatened under the Endangered Species Act for many years, the species lost its eligibility in 2016 despite its continued decline in numbers. Why did they lose that eligibility, what is still being done to protect them, and what is the biggest threat they are currently facing? Watch it and find out!
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