Wednesday, March 17, 2010

"Cougar Clippings" for 17 Mar 2010 from Mountain Lion Foundation

MLF Cougar Clippings
News Links 3/17/2010

First Panther Roadkill of the Year

The first Florida panther killed on a roadway in 2010 has been reported. Each year, approximately 10 to 15 of Florida's 100 remaining endangered panthers are killed just by collisions with vehicles. Last year a record high 17 were killed this way and an additional 7 from other causes. So far, this year has been off to a somewhat better start with only two panthers killed. The first was killed by another panther and the second - this young adult female - killed by an automobile.

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Residents Decide Fate of South Dakota's Lions

South Dakota's Game Fish & Parks Department will begin touring the state later this month to hold meetings about mountain lions. Officials would like to gather public input on the management plan and share results from their research. Previous negative comments from the ranching community - claiming lions were all over the place and causing problems - directed the GF&P to drastically increase hunting quotas over the past few years. Every voice counts. Please attend one of these meetings to speak up for your lions.

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