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December 2014 – March 2015

Dec
10
Wed
2014
Free Conservation Lecture
Dec 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

“Managing Nemo: Conservation and Conflict in the Marine Aquarium Trade”  by Brian Tissot, HSU Marine Lab, Director & Biology Professor

 

The waters off the Hawaiian islands are home to a half-million brightly-colored tropical fish that are scooped up into nets each year and flown across the globe into home aquaria. Although scientific studies have shown that the aquarium fishery off the Big Island of Hawaii is among the best managed in the world, it has nevertheless become the focus of intense conflict, and activists have launched a campaign to shut down the selling of fish for aquariums, saying the practice is destroying coral reefs.

This talk will describe 20 years of research conducted by Dr. Brian Tissot, focused on promoting the conservation of live-caught aquarium fish along the Kona coast of Hawaii, using community-based management within a network of Marine Protected Areas. His collaborative conservation program involves multiple agencies, including state resource agencies, university faculty and students, large and small NGOs, and a variety of local community groups.  He has studied the reefs and the fisheries to achieve a balance between community interests, the coral reef dive tourism industry, and a sustainable aquarium fishery.

 

For more on conservation events happening at Sequoia Park Zoo, visit our Conservation Events page.

Dec
13
Sat
2014
Holiday Hoorah! Zoo Member Celebration
Dec 13 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

In appreciation of your support throughout the year, join us for an afternoon of holiday eats, treats, and fun, including a visit from Santa Claus himself! The festivities begin at noon and will be held in the Zoo Classroom.

Go green with the Zoo this holiday season! Check out our guide on How to Have a Green Holiday, and see sustainable decorations and activities at the event.

Not a member? Join here or in person at the Zoo Ticket Booth to kick off your holiday season at the Zoo on December 13th!

Know an animal Lover who would enjoy this event? Give the gift of a Zoo membership this holiday season! Gift memberships are available at the Zoo Ticket Booth.

Interested in volunteering? Contact Megan Montgomery at ten.o1419272676ozkra1419272676paiou1419272676qes@m1419272676nagem1419272676 or 707.442.5649!

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Jan
14
Wed
2015
Free Conservation Lecture
Jan 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

“Rat Poisons and their Impacts on Wildlife: what we know, don’t know, and alternatives”  by Dr. Mourad Gabriel, Ph.D, Integral Ecology Research Center, Ecologist & Director

 

Pesticides are used extensively within urban and agricultural settings with the goal of reducing damage to human and domestic animal food supplies or the spread of disease.  However, non-target species including sensitive wildlife have unfortunately been exposed or poisoned through legal and illegal uses of these toxicants. One type of pesticide, rodenticide, has contributed to world-wide exposure and poisonings of numerous non-target wildlife species.  Locally, in Humboldt County, the misuse of rodenticides has been associated with trespass marijuana cultivation on forested public and tribal community lands. These habitats are home to several species of conservation concern, and the use of toxicants have both individual and population level effects on many of these wildlife species.  In addition, due to the inherent purpose of these compounds, the affected prey populations within these sites are thus influencing the fitness of species dependent on them.

This lecture will focus on the current data that has been collected by Dr. Gabriel on wildlife exposures and deaths attributed to these toxicants in Humboldt County. It will also discuss the difficulties of collecting the effects of these toxicants, as well as alternatives that people could incorporate at home and within legal use settings that are not as toxic.

 

For more on conservation events happening at Sequoia Park Zoo, visit our Conservation Events page.

Feb
11
Wed
2015
Free Conservation Lecture
Feb 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

“Imperiled Fishers in the Pacific Northwest”  by Sean Matthews, Ph.D., Wildlife Conservation Society, Klamath Landscape Coordinator

 

The fisher, known to science as Pekania pennanti, is considered one of the most adept and elusive carnivores in our western forests; capable of regularly preying on well-fortified porcupines and rarely spotted by even the most regular of forest visitors. Despite their tenacity and elusive nature, these house-cat-sized weasels were unable to elude the pressures of unregulated trapping for furs and the loss of forested habitats associated with logging over the last century. It is suspected that logging continues to threaten fisher populations by means of habitat fragmentation, reductions in habitat size, and changes in forest structure rendering it unsuitable for fishers. As a result of population declines, range contractions, and existing threats, the fisher is a candidate for federal endangered species protection.

Join conservation scientist Dr. Sean Matthews as he shares his decade of research and conservation experience on fishers throughout California, Oregon, and Washington. Through photographs and videos, Sean will share stories of fisher biology, conservation concerns, research and conservation efforts, and what it takes to raise an orphaned fisher kit, from rescue to release.

 

For more on conservation events happening at Sequoia Park Zoo, visit our Conservation Events page.

Mar
11
Wed
2015
Free Conservation Lecture
Mar 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

“Frogs and Chytrid in Coffee, Oh My!”  by Jennifer Brown, Graduate Student, HSU Wildlife, and SPZF Grant Recipient

 

Detailed information coming soon.

 

For more on conservation events happening at Sequoia Park Zoo, visit our Conservation Events page.

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Jan
14
Wed
2015
7:00 pm Free Conservation Lecture
Free Conservation Lecture
Jan 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Free Conservation Lecture
“Rat Poisons and their Impacts on Wildlife: what we know, don’t know, and alternatives”  by Dr. Mourad Gabriel, Ph.D, Integral Ecology Research Center, Ecologist & [...]
Feb
11
Wed
2015
7:00 pm Free Conservation Lecture
Free Conservation Lecture
Feb 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Free Conservation Lecture
“Imperiled Fishers in the Pacific Northwest”  by Sean Matthews, Ph.D., Wildlife Conservation Society, Klamath Landscape Coordinator   The fisher, known to science as Pekania pennanti, [...]

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