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5/6/2016

California Governor Appoints Burns and Silva to Commission

SACRAMENTO - Governor Jerry Brown announced two appointments to the five member California Fish and Game Commission Friday afternoon: Peter Silva and Russell Burns.

Mountain Lion Foundation recently submitted a letter to the Governor, requesting that he appoint members to the Commission who would . . .
4/21/2016

MENDOCINO COUNTY SETTLES LAWSUIT

The Mendocino County Board of Supervisors agreed today to immediately terminate its contract with a notorious wildlife killing agency unless and until the county complies with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The agreement settles a lawsuit that a coalition of environmental and animal protection groups filed against the county.

The settlement concerns the county's . . .
4/15/2016

Los Angeles Lion Captured

A Los Angeles mountain lion was safely captured for relocation Friday afternoon.

After being spotted at John F. Kennedy High School in Granada Hills around 7 a.m., the school was placed on lockdown temporarily as a safety precaution and to help responders locate the lion.

Around lunchtime, Sky5 (KTLA's news helicopter) showed the lion sitting on a wall near the edge of campus. . . .
4/13/2016

Community Outraged by Development Proposal

Frustrated residents in southern Florida gathered last night at a community meeting to discuss a proposed development project on roughly 150,000 acres in Collier County.

Eight protected species, including the endangered Florida panther, live on the land. But the landowners say they only want to develop 45,000 acres of the property and will leave the rest protected for . . .
4/6/2016

MLF Featured in SoCal News

The Mountain Lion Foundation was recently featured in an excellent article by Suzanne Guldimann, published in the Malibu Surfside News.

As a leader in nonlethal practices for coexisting with mountain lions, MLF was appreciative of the opportunity to share what we have learned with communities in southern California.

4/5/2016

Lion Sighting and Tracks Reported in CT

Officials in Connecticut are investigating possible evidence of a mountain lion in New Canaan after a woman on Fox Run Road reported spotting a large feline on March 30.

Five years ago, claims of a mountain lion in Connecticut would have been immediately dismissed or even laughed at. But on June 11, 2011 history was made when a wild mountain lion was struck by a vehicle and killed on . . .
3/17/2016

Coalition Appeals New Mexico Trapping Decision

In an effort to ensure responsible, science-based wildlife management practices and protect New Mexico's animals from indiscriminate injury and killing, conservationists have initiated a state appeal and a separate federal challenge of the validity of the expansion of cougar trapping in New Mexico.

Animal Protection of New Mexico (APNM) and The Humane Society of the United States (The . . .
3/16/2016

Mountain Lion License Plate Bill Passes

Introduced by Senator Ernie Chambers, Nebraska Legislative Bill 474 has been signed into law by Governor Pete Ricketts.

LB 474 requires the state to offer special mountain lion conservation license plates for vehicles registered in Nebraska. A fee of $5 will be charged for the special . . .
3/14/2016

Lions Hoping Time is On Their Side

One of the nation's most impassioned mountain lion advocates, Nebraska State Senator Ernie Chambers was hard at work (and play!) last Thursday on behalf of mountain lions.

Senator Chambers in took charge of the microphone on the Nebraska Senate floor to speak to his constituents about his plan to filibuster LB745 in his continued attempt to ban mountain lion hunting in the . . .
3/13/2016

Kitten Poacher Should Lose License to Hunt for Life!

Stephen Trabakoulos, the young man who "harvested" a three-month old female mountain lion kitten in February 2016 took a guilty plea and was sentenced in South Dakota this week. His case is a good example of how low penalties encourage wildlife crimes.

The investigation found that Trabakoulos had not lived in South Dakota long enough to qualify for a hunting license. For this, a Rapid . . .

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