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2022-2024 News Releases

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  • August 22, 2023
An artist's depiction of two mountain quail as featured on the 2021 Upland Game Bird Stamp.

CDFW is asking hunters to provide mountain quail samples for the California Conservation Genomics Project and for the department’s own genetic library.

Categories: Hunting, Outreach, Scientific Study, Upland Game, Wildlife
  • August 11, 2023
a lone wolf through the trees

California has a new gray wolf pack in Tulare County. This is the Golden State’s southernmost pack and it is at least 200 air miles from the nearest known pack in northeastern California.

Categories: Species, Wildlife, Wolves
  • July 11, 2023
duck in flight

CDFW has completed its 2023 waterfowl breeding population survey. The resulting data indicate the overall number of breeding ducks has increased by 30 percent with mallards as the most abundant duck in the survey.

Categories: Hunting, Waterfowl, Wildlife
  • June 14, 2023
image of both CDFW and National Park Service logos

CDFW and National Park Service (NPS) reviewed the final postmortem examination and lab tests from P-22, the beloved mountain lion from Griffith Park.

Categories: Human Wildlife Conflict, Species, Urban Wildlife, Wildlife, Wildlife Health
  • June 6, 2023
beaver sitting in water with sun reflecting on water

CDFW has implemented a new policy recognizing the ecological benefits of beavers while mitigating conflict over damage to land and property

Categories: Habitat Restoration, Outreach, Species, Wildlife

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