Posted by: Sandy Steinman | June 26, 2018

Marijuana Growers Threat To Endangered Humboldt Marten

The LA Times reports

A cat-sized, weasel-like animal whose habitat in forests along California’s northern coast is under threat from marijuana cultivation should receive endangered species status, state fish and wildlife officials said.

The Humboldt marten — a relative of minks and otters — faces the risk of extinction after decades of trapping and forest clearing, according to a report released Thursday by the state Department of Fish and Wildlife that recommends the animal be listed under the state’s Endangered Species Act.

Read full story at Weasel-like species is threatened with extinction, and pot growers are part of the problem, report says


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