Archive for the ‘Buffalo’ Category

A Discouraging Word Isn't Enough to Control Catalina's Fertile Buffalo

November 20, 2009 The Wall Street Journal By Sarah McBride Island Conservancy Tries Contraception to Cull Herd Popular With Tourists but Tough on Plants AVALON, Calif. - Conservationist Carlos de la Rosa still likes to see buffalo roaming Southern California's famed Santa Catalina Island. Just not so many of them. His employer, the Catalina Island Conservancy, has taken hardcore positions with all kinds of other nonnative animals, including ... Full story

Catalina bison going on birth control

November 20, 2009 LA Times By Louis Sahagun The Catalina Island Conservancy has been rounding up the herd so females can get a reversible contraceptive vaccine. The goal: Control the size of the herd to keep it and the environment healthier. Reporting from Avalon - Half a dozen men with walkie- talkies and cattle prods set out on foot at sunrise Thursday to coax a ... Full story

Catalina bison to get birth control

11/19/2009 08:05:58 PM PST Contra Costa Times By Kristin S. Agostoni, Staff Writer The Catalina Island Conservancy is introducing a contraception plan for its female bison with a vaccine that will control the buffalo population. Bison wait in a holding pens before the vets and scientists can draw DNA samples and give the females the contraceptive vaccine. In 1924, a film crew moved 14 bison onto ... Full story
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