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12/4/2016

Santa Monica's P-45 at Risk

It can be easy to forget that mountain lions share the hills of Southern California with the bustling city. We have so little contact with the large cats that we can forget how important it is to keep pets and livestock safe in fully enclosed structures at night.

Over Thanksgiving weekend 2016, one landowner north of Malibu, California lost 10 alpacas, purportedly to a mountain lion. . . .
10/26/2016

Lawsuit Over Wildlife Services Animal-killing Contract in Monterey County Moves Forward

The California Superior Court issued an order on October 24, 2016 denying Monterey County's motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed in June by a coalition of animal protection and conservation organizations including the Mountain Lion Foundation that challenges the county's contract renewal with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Wildlife Services.

According to the lawsuit, Monterey . . .
9/1/2016

Research Review Finds Weak Science has Bolstered the U.S. Government's Predator-Control Practices

From their review of the prevailing research into lethal and non-lethal predator control practices in North America and Europe, an international trio of environmental scientists has determined that the science behind the reviewed research is not very scientific. In fact, the authors of the review- titled "Predator Control Should Not be a Shot in the Dark"- call for a moratorium on lethal predator . . .
7/28/2016

Groups Urge USFWS to Protect and Recover Cougars Coast to Coast

Agency claims eastern cougar "subspecies" is extinct, but DNA evidence says all cougars in North America are the same subspecies

MEDIA CONTACTS:


Christopher Spatz, Cougar Rewilding Foundation, 845-658-2233, spatzcat61@gmail.com
Lynn Cullens, Mountain Lion Foundation, 916-606-1610, LCullens@mountainlion.org
Greg Costello, Wildlands Network, 206-260-1177, . . .
7/7/2016

Lion Captured in Oroville, CA

On the morning of July 1, 2016, residents in Oroville (about sixty miles north of Sacramento) spotted a mountain lion lounging in a tree near the intersection of Greenville and Myers Street.

Oroville Police and California Department of Fish and Wildlife officers responded. Though it took some time and a few attempts, the lion was eventually sedated. The hot weather and drugs can cause . . .
6/27/2016

Commission Denies Effort to Prolong Nevada Bobcat Season

At Saturday's Nevada Board of Wildlife meeting in Elko, Commissioners voted down a request by trappers to extend the bobcat trapping season for an additional 35 days for a full four months of trapping.

Prior to the meeting, the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) had recommended slightly lengthening the season.

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6/27/2016

New Lawsuit Challenges New Mexico Cougar Trapping

The Mountain Lion Foundation applauds The Humane Society of the United States, Animal Protection of New Mexico and longtime Mexican wolf enthusiasts Peter and Jean Ossorio who filed a complaint against mountain lion trapping in New Mexico federal court on Monday, June 27, 2016.

The . . .
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. . . .

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