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Jason G. Goldman

Jason Goldman is an award-winning science journalist and expedition leader based in Los Angeles. He’s collared foxes on California’s Channel Islands, been sneezed on by iguanas in the Galápagos, tracked lions in South Africa, rode a yak across Tajikistan's Pamir Mountains, and searched for rare lizards in the cloud forests of Ecuador. In addition to The Journal of Alta California, he's written for Scientific American, The New York Times, National Geographic, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Magazine, Teen Vogue, and elsewhere, and is co-author of Wild L.A.: Explore the Amazing Nature In and Around Los Angeles. He also contributes to Scientific American’s 60 Second Science podcast, and is founder of the wildlife ecotourism company Scifari Expeditions.

dan cooper, griffith park, los angeles, juvenile cooper’s hawk

Bird-Watching Goes Both Ways

A new study of urban raptors reveals their close attention to human behavior, even during a pandemic.

Feb 10, 2021
this photo provided by the oregon department of fish and wildlife which was made with a remote camera on may 3, 2014 shows the wolf designated or 7 on the rogue river siskiyou national forest in southwest oregon’s cascade range

California’s Lone Wolf Pack

Fourteen animals near Mount Lassen are the best hope for the reestablishment of this misunderstood species.

Jul 22, 2020
An adult male Anna’s-Costa’s hybrid has traits from both parent species.

The Hummingbird Whisperer

They’re tiny and they hover, and they’re one of only three groups of birds that are vocal learners. They sing with their mouths andtheir feathers. No wonder UC Riverside researcher Chris Clark is obsessed with hummingbirds.

Dec 9, 2019
the ever growing population of feral horses threatens the emigrant springs ecosystem

Feral Horses, Fierce Controversy

Wild mustang populations are out of control, competing with cattle and native wildlife for resources. If the federal government doesn’t rein them in, ranchers may take matters into their own hands.

Jul 1, 2019
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