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.
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
Celebrities are known for their unusual diets and trying exotic foods. Apparently P-22, California's Hollywood Lion, is no different. On Wednesday night, the lion wound up in the Los Angeles Zoo and is suspected of killing a koala.
Perhaps the oddest fact about this situation is not the koala, but that P-22 is so well-loved that he is unlikely to be killed for preying on a zoo animal. . . .