Wednesday, July 01, 2009

"Cougar Clippings" for July 1 from Mountain Lion Fdn

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Dear Friend,
Here are a few of the top stories on mountain lions from recent news articles. For more frequent updates, visit and read the news daily.

Wildlife Summit Focuses on Supposed Mountain Lion Problem
As a result of MLF's challenge to all the outrageous accusations about mountain lions threatening the extinction of California's deer herd, the San Benito County Fish & Game Advisory Commission is holding a meeting to discuss the matter. What started out as a San Benito County issue has now grown to include concerned parties from neighboring Monterey and Santa Cruz counties.

MLF's Executive Director, Tim Dunbar, will attend the session to hopefully set the record straight on mountain lions and Proposition 117. MLF's effort to provide the public with the truth is becoming increasingly important as a result of news articles - such as this one - which present a clear anti-mountain lion bias.
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Climate Bill Critique & Panther Habitat
The Environment Report (radio station program) featured a discussion on climate change and then the status of the Florida panther. The clip talks about their limited habitat and other issues threatening the species with extinction. The panther section begins about 1:10 into the segment.
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What Would You Do If You Saw A Mountain Lion?
Often times newspapers sensationalize mountain lion encounters and give these cats a bad reputation simply for the sake of an exciting article. Stories that give the facts and explain basic biology and behavior about mountain lions, reassuring people they're not in imminent danger, are rare. But in this case, Dianne Erskine-Hellrige did her research and hopefully will help readers better understand this mysterious cat and "how to safely share the habitat."
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Those were just a few of the lion articles from the past week. Click here to read more! The Mountain Lion Foundation follows cougar and wildlife news each week. For a complete library of the most pertinent news articles, visit the Mountain Lion Foundation Newsroom. If you can not use the links in this email to read complete articles, cut and paste (or type) the following address into your browser:

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