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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 . . .
3/10/2016

Hollywood Lion Suspected of Preying on Koala

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. . . .
3/9/2016

Colorado's March 2016 Commission Meeting

The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission — the entity that oversees the State's wildlife agency — is holding its monthly meeting March 9-10, 2016 at Colorado Parks and Wildlife's Hunter Education Building in Denver.

While many of the issues being considered could indirectly impact mountain lions, topics of interest directly related to the species include agenda . . .
2/23/2016

Lion Protection Bill Heads to Committee

The bill to stop mountain lion hunting in Nebraska (LB 961) was heard by the Legislature's Natural Resources Committee on Thursday, February 25. It was not voted on and remains stuck in this committee.

We need lots of help in just a little bit of time! Please contact the committee members (email addresses and phone numbers below), and urge them to vote in favor of Legislative Bill . . .
2/21/2016

Santa Cruz Lion Freed: Thank You California!

California's latest mountain lion rescue took place Sunday afternoon near Santa Cruz. See the video HERE, and please leave your thanks on Facebook to Fish and Wildlife for making the right decision to relocate this lion back to its natural habitat.

Near . . .
2/18/2016

Nebraska Mountain Lion License Plates

Senator Ernie Chambers is one step away from creating special mountain lion conservation license plates in Nebraska.

Legislative Bill 474 passed through the Nebraska legislature today with a vote of 47-0. It is now sitting on the Governor's desk waiting to be signed into law. If the . . .
2/16/2016

Young California Lion Finds Helping Hands

On Valentines Day, at 5:17 in the afternoon,Animal Rescue Team, Inc.'s 24/7 wildlife rescue hotline received a call that a sick and injured bobcat was in need of help at Sycamore Valley Ranch on Figueroa Mountain Road.

Julia Di Sieno, founder of Animal Rescue Team, describes the scene: "Upon our arrival we discovered a young . . .
2/13/2016

South Dakota Lion Kills Rise as Population Dwindles

On February 3, 2016, news outlets in South Dakota reported that 20 mountain lions had been killed so far in the 2016 Black Hills season. 13 of the 20 were females.

Two days later a hunter in Lawrence County, South Dakota "harvested" a three-month old female kitten.

Mountain Lion Foundation is convinced that South Dakota's tiny and fragile mountain lion population is finally . . .

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