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.
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 . . .
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 . . .
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.
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 . . .