Monday, October 19, 2009

"Cougar Clippings" for 14 Oct 2009 from Mountain Lion Foundation

Dear Friend,

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

Cougar Hunting Plan Draws Protests

Oregon's Department of Fish & Wildlife decided to increase cougar hunting despite the scientific community's recommendation to the contrary. Now, wildlife groups and the general public are voicing their disapproval for the state's wildlife management policies.

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Third Mountain Lion Killed in Western ND

Despite having a small population of mountain lions in the state, North Dakota will continue to halt their recovery protection and allow the cats to be killed by trophy hunters. Only a few weeks into this season, three lions have already been killed. There is no limit in the majority of the state and the season will run until March.

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Florida panther found dead in Hendry County

As a territorial top-predator, mountain lions limit their own numbers. Each one requires about one-hundred square miles and they will fight to the death for their territory. In Florida, habitat is scarce, and a recent panther was found dead - killed by another panther. Florida panthers are one of the most critically endangered animals on the planet. More than a dozen have already been killed this year, most of which were road kill fatalities.

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Tracking the Big Cats

Chris Wilmers and his team of researchers at UC Santa Cruz (Calif.) continue to collar and track mountain lions in the Santa Cruz Mountains. With dangerous highways cutting through the lions' territories, their study hopes to map and contribute to the protection of popular wildlife corridors. In just a few years Wilmers has already gathered a large amount of data about these solitary, elusive, and often misunderstood cats.

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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.

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http://www.mountainlion.org/newsroom.asp



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