Ensuring a Future for 10 Iconic Animals

As the Endangered Species Act Turns 50, UC Looks Back — and Ahead

A San Clemente island fox looks at camera
A San Clemente Island fox. (Jessica Sanchez)

Learn how researchers from across the University of California have worked to protect endangered species in an inspiring and visually captivating new feature story, "How UC Research is Ensuring a Future for 10 Iconic Animals," by UC writers Robyn Schelenz and Carolyn McMillan.

As the Endangered Species Act turns 50, the piece describes how faculty, staff and students have been working to bring species back — and keep them away from — the brink of extinction.

face-up white abalone in person's hands
Three mountain gorillas
veterinarian swabs Channel Island fox for ear mites as person holds fox
two sea otters swim on their backs in the ocean

It includes how UC Davis launched a successful breeding program of critically endangered white abalone, provided veterinary care for endangered mountain gorillas, uncovered threats to southern sea otters, and helped the Channel Island fox make the fastest recovery from the endangered species list of any mammal before it.

Now really, check it out.


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Kat Kerlin, UC Davis News and Media Relations, 530-750-9195, kekerlin@ucdavis.edu

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