Land purchase opens the possibility of a future wildlife crossing

Mountain lions that roam two Southern California mountain ranges separated by a freeway are the impetus for a recent land purchase—the first step toward creating a wildlife crossing to enable the pumas to mingle and breed, the Los Angeles Times reported last week. The Nature Conservancy purchased a 73-acre property adjacent to the eastern side … Continue reading Land purchase opens the possibility of a future wildlife crossing

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 08 April 2018

WildCat Conservation Legal Aid Society ~ WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner Our weekly podcast provides a recap of the week’s top news stories affecting all wildcats around the world. The series also highlights work performed by WCCLAS, featured interviews, commentaries and special reports. Top News Stories for Sunday, 08 April 2018: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 08 April 2018

Cougar on the move!

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources officials say the big cat is looking to set up a territory—a once unlikely sighting in southeast Wisconsin is now becoming a common event. “Prior to February 7th, we never had a cougar sighting in southeast Wisconsin ever confirmed. It is more common for cougars to be spotted in the … Continue reading Cougar on the move!

Uncollared Mountain Lion spotted in the Hollywood Hills

The Los Angeles Times reports an uncollared mountain lion was caught on camera roaming the Hollywood Hills just after midnight recently; the first official evidence of a cougar inhabiting a specially preserved parcel of land in Laurel Canyon, wildlife advocates say. “Neighbors have constantly told us of their own sightings and their own experiences with … Continue reading Uncollared Mountain Lion spotted in the Hollywood Hills

Letter to the Arizona Daily Sun in response to wildcat hunting ban

Bobcat and mountain lion populations are carefully managed by the Arizona Game & Fish Department and populations are either stable or in some cases expanding. Hunting is a legal and regulated management tool, yet the Humane Society of the United States, operating locally as Arizonans for Wildlife, has launched a petition campaign and it’s another … Continue reading Letter to the Arizona Daily Sun in response to wildcat hunting ban

Charges detail extensive poaching ring responsible for slaughtering more than 100 animals in Washington and Oregon

The Denver Post reports an extensive poaching ring is responsible for slaughtering more than 100 black bears, cougars, bobcats, deer and elk in southwestern Washington and northwestern Oregon, with many of the animals hunted with dogs and then left to rot, authorities said. “There was an absolute wanton disregard for our conservation laws,” Washington Department … Continue reading Charges detail extensive poaching ring responsible for slaughtering more than 100 animals in Washington and Oregon

Indiana and South Carolina consider increasing restrictions on wild animals

Indiana Representative Eberhart introduced House Bill 1332 that will prohibit a person from possessing, selling, transferring, or breeding a dangerous wild animal, and prohibits a person who owns a dangerous wild animal from allowing a member of the public to come into direct contact with the animal. HB 1332 was referred to the house committee … Continue reading Indiana and South Carolina consider increasing restrictions on wild animals

WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 15 January 2017

WildCat Conservation Legal Aid Society ~ WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner Our weekly podcast provides a recap of the week’s top news stories affecting all wildcats around the world. The series also highlights work performed by WCCLAS, featured interviews, commentaries and special reports. Top News Stories for Sunday, 15 January 2017: … Continue reading WildCat News Brief Podcast ~ with host Alex Warner ~ 15 January 2017

Mountain Lion kitten killed on the 118 Freeway

On January 5, 2017, the Los Angeles Times reported a fluffy, blue-eyed mountain lion known as P-52 was recently struck and killed by a vehicle on the 118 Freeway—the same freeway where his mother was killed last month. The 7-month-old kitten died a few miles away from where his mother, P-39, was hit and killed … Continue reading Mountain Lion kitten killed on the 118 Freeway

California mountain lions trying to survive in fragmented wilderness, hemmed in by major highways and urban sprawl

A mountain lion that was part of a National Park Service wildlife study was struck and killed this month on a Los Angeles-area freeway, an all-too-common fate for the big cats living in an increasingly urbanized environment. Last week biologists confirmed the dead cougar was P-39, an adult female with three 6-month-old kittens, the National … Continue reading California mountain lions trying to survive in fragmented wilderness, hemmed in by major highways and urban sprawl