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Press Release: Victory May 6, 2009

American Pika Advances Toward Endangered Species Act Protection

Small alpine mammal imperiled by global warming

Press Release October 28, 2009

Lawsuit Filed to Protect American Pika Under California Endangered Species Act

California commission continues to deny protection to wildlife imperiled by climate change

Press Release: Victory February 12, 2009

CLIMATE: Federal Agency Agrees to Consider Endangered Species Protection for American Pika

Global warming driving alpine rock rabbit towards extinction

Press Release February 4, 2010

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Denies American Pika Endangered Species Act Protection

Small alpine mammal declining due to global warming

Press Release: Victory October 19, 2011

California Commission Advances Climate-threatened Pika Toward Legal Protection

Decision acknowledges science showing American Pika is threatened by global warming

Press Release May 15, 2009

Court Tells California to Reconsider Protecting Pika from Climate Change

Federal government advanced pika protection last week

Press Release: Victory October 19, 2010

For the Second Time, Court Tells California to Reconsider Protecting Pika

Climate change destroying pika habitat

Article January 3, 2012

Pikas Can Run But Not Hide From Climate Change

You’re adorable but you will die if the temperature rises much above 80°F. So climate change is a big deal in your world, which just happens to be high mountain peaks. Who are you? You are the American pika, a small member of the rabbit family that the California Dept. of Fish and Game has…

Article February 8, 2010

Monday Reads: The Meet the Pika Edition

Getting to know pika, while we still can

Pikas live in alpine areas throughout western North America.
(Photo courtesy of David Kingham)
case August 19, 2008

Protecting the Pikas

The American pika is a small mammal related to rabbits and hares that lives in alpine areas throughout western North America. Pikas are extremely sensitive to high temperatures, and they will die under brief exposure to temperatures above 78–85°F. Because pikas are so vulnerable to high temperatures, scientists regard them as early sentinels of global…

Article May 7, 2009

Of Pikas and Cuteness

A victory came Wednesday in the case of the pika. This tiny, threatened alpine creature now has a shot at endangered species protections. The pika is eligible because its habitat is warming, and it is the first mammal in the lower forty-eight to be considered for that reason. But if you know only one thing…

Article February 5, 2010

Feds Won't Protect Pika From Climate Change

Fish and Wildlife agency leaves tiny creature to fend for itself

video August 21, 2008

American Pika

The American pika, which only lives in cold high mountain elevations is threatened by global warming. Watch the video and find out more at

Press Release August 19, 2008

Alpine 'Boulder Bunny' Imperiled by Global Warming

State and federal lawsuits filed to protect American pika

document May 6, 2009

Pika ESA Status Review (05/7/09)

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced that it is launching a full status review to determine whether the American pika, a small, alpine-dwelling relative of the rabbit that is imperiled by global warming.

document August 18, 2008

State pika petition 81908

Petition in state court seeking protection of the pika under the California Endangered Species Act.

document August 18, 2008

Pika federal complaint 81908

Federal challenge for failure to make a timely finding on ESA protection for pika.

document October 28, 2009

Pika Petition