Wednesday, October 07, 2009

"Cougar Clippings" for 7 Oct 2009 from Mountain Lion Foundation

Cougar Clippings
News Links 10/7/2009

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.

WA Cougar Removal Applications Due

Although Washington recently showed some tolerance for cougars when they collared and relocated a few cats that were found near populated areas, the state will continue to allow hunters to kill cougars near or on wild lands. Cougars found in the vicinity of ranching operations will be the target of the upcoming special hunt. Trophy hunters will be permitted to use their hounds to track, tree and kill these cats. An MLF report, "Effects of Sport Hunting Mountain Lions on Safety and Livestock," shows that randomly killing cougars does not increase public safety or reduce livestock losses.

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Florida Panther No. 113 Now a Mother

A trail camera paid for by school children through their "Pennies for Panthers" program captured a photo that surprised even researches. The puma on film, known as No. 113, was not believed to be a mother, yet the photo clearly shows a small spotted cub at her heels as the two of them cross under the freeway. The camera has been placed in this wildlife crossing underpass to help researchers document the endangered panthers.

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Arizona Cougar Shooting Plan Misguided

A press release from Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) highlights their distaste for the way wildlife agencies have been managing cougars in Kofa National Wildlife Refuge. With the possibility of Arizona adopting a plan that would call for the killing of all cougars in Kofa, PEER makes it clear that this action not only would impair ecosystem stability, but also would not help the agency achieve their goal of increasing Bighorn numbers for trophy hunters. Current management practices are going against recommendations from researchers in the scientific community.

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Those were just a few of the lion articles from the past week. Cli ck 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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