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Category: Conservation

Conservation Corner: Seafood Watch

There is a major problem in our oceans. Once seemingly inexhaustible in number, the fish in our seas are somehow vanishing. It sounds crazy, but it’s true. Once giant schools...

November 9, 2016 by Jared Paddock

Conservation Corner: Palm Oil Problems

Thanks to the glut of candy that appears on the shelves of every large retail chain this time of year, there is no better time than now to discuss the...

October 6, 2016 by Jared Paddock

Nail it for Rhinos!

We are extremely pleased to announce that Safari West is now home to a brand new chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers! The AAZK is a fantastic organization...

September 20, 2016 by Jared Paddock

Conservation Corner: Back to School Shopping? Beware the Trapper Keeper Trap

Remember the Trapper Keeper? If you had or were a child in the 80’s or 90’s you almost certainly do. That’s when the Trapper Keeper was in its prime. I’m...

September 20, 2016 by Jared Paddock

Conservation Corner: Invasion!

Killer bees. Kudzu. Glassy-winged sharpshooters. Zebra mussels. White-nose syndrome. Lionfish. Medusahead grass. This laundry-list of organisms is one small sample of a long and ever-growing compilation titled “invasive species”. It’s...

August 21, 2016 by Jared Paddock

Monarchs on the Move

The Safari West Monarch Butterfly Conservation Garden may be young but it has already become an amazing addition to our landscape and conservation work. When Safari West (with the invaluable...

August 21, 2016 by Jared Paddock

Conservation Corner: Engineering an Ecosystem

High in the Sierra Nevada Mountains and just outside my backdoor, there is a trailhead. With a few steps through my backyard, I can set out on a looping route...

July 13, 2016 by Jared Paddock

Conservation Corner: Prescribed Burns

Safari West is home to nearly one hundred individual species, each one sporting its own unique set of adaptations. Our cheetahs depend on fleet-footed prey to survive and have adapted...

June 15, 2016 by Jared Paddock

Conservation Corner: Migration Matters

The goal of conservation is the preservation of wilderness at risk and almost, as a rule, this is achieved by conserving certain places and certain species. This system has worked...

May 17, 2016 by Jared Paddock