California wildlife; environmental conservation;

Rabid Bats Confirmed in SB County

Jul 30, 2020
Northern Long-eared Bat
National Park Service/United States Fish and Wildlife Service

On Thursday it was confirmed that rabid bats in San Bernardino County including four within the past two weeks had been identified in in the communities of Rancho Cucamonga, Fontana and Apple Valley. Confirmation is determined based on testing that's done at the public health lab. San Bernardino County Public Health is urging the public to protect themselves and their pets from interactions with unfamiliar, stray or wild animals.

US Fish and Wildlife

More than a million species are at risk of extinction globally. That's what the United Nations revealed yesterday [Monday]. Capital Public Radio’s Ezra David Romero reports around 300 species are at risk in California.

A handful of plants and animals have already disappeared from the state like the Santa Barbara song sparrow. About a dozen are currently at risk of extinction says Dan Applebee with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Screenshot from Friends of Big Bear Valley's "Eagle Cam"

People around the world have been tuning in to the online "Eagle Cam" in the San Bernardino National Forest hoping to catch a glimpse of two new baby eagles that hatched this week in a nest near Big Bear.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has this update.


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People who were lucky enough to be logged into an online camera positioned near an eagle's nest in the San Bernardino National Forest near Big Bear got to see 2 eggs hatch and 2 baby eagles slowly emerge from their shells, with their parent eagles hovering over the nest. One eaglet hatched yesterday, the other just past noon today (Monday).  YOU CAN LOG INTO THE BIG BEAR EAGLE CAM LIVE BY CLICKING HERE.


The U.S. Forest Service is looking for volunteers to help with it's annual census of bald eagles living around local San Bernardino County and Riverside County lakes and mountains.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more in this report.

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell traveled to the Coachella Valley yesterday (Wednesday) to sign the long-awaited Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has details.

President Obama and the First Family were in Yosemite National Park over the weekend.  The visit prompted conservation groups to call for more diversity in the agencies managing federal lands.  KVCR's Matt Guilhem reports.

Part of President Obama's current trip to Southern California will be devoted to a summit with leaders from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. The President will be joined by Secretary of State John Kerry for that portion of his visit which is set for next week. Otherwise, Mr. Obama will probably play a little golf and maybe watch today's episode of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" taped yesterday - he was the honored guest. Another focus of the trip is the designation of three new national monuments in our region.

A lawsuit has been filed challenging the validity of a U.S. Forest Service permit allowing Nestle to bottle water in the San Bernardino National Forest.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

The California Fish and Game Commission voted yesterday [Wednesday] to ban bobcat trapping in the state.  Capital Public Radio's Katie Orr reports.