We are pleased to present the following video previews of threatened and endangered wildlife, excerpted from work in progress by Orca Films for Wildlands.

Close-up Video of Valley Elderberry Longhorn Beetle

This clip shows the valley elderberry longhorn beetle (Desmocerus californicus dimorphus) federally listed as a threatened species. Recorded at Wildlands’ Sacramento River Ranch Valley Elderberry Longhorn Beetle Conservation Bank in Yolo County, California, 2008. See press release: Video from Wildlands Confirms Strategy to Save Endangered Species While Securing Sacramento from Flood

Underwater Video of Vernal Pool Fairy Shrimp

This clip shows the vernal pool fairy shrimp (Branchinecta lynchi) federally listed as a threatened species. The male can be identified by its long antennae. The female is carrying an egg sac, visible toward the end of the body. Recorded at Wildlands’ Blackburn Conservation Bank in Tehama County, California, 2008

Underwater Video of Vernal Pool Tadpole Shrimp

This clip of the vernal pool tadpole shrimp (Lepidurus packardis), federally listed as an endangered species, was recorded at Wildlands’ Great Valley Conservation Bank in Merced County, California, 2008.