Everywhere cougars roam, even in the lowest dispersal densities, what we call incidental evidence appears: cats treed, hit, shot, snared, and found wandering into towns and cities. And increasingly, the proliferation of remote game/wildlife cameras is getting terrific pics of cougars along the urban/suburban interface. Folks even get pics of cougars on cell and point […]
Category Archive for 'Cougar Rewilding Foundation'
No Exit: Nebraska Shuts Another Door East
Despite citing briefly research on the effects of sport hunting on cougar populations that the Cougar Rewilding Foundation and other advocates sent to Nebraska Game and Parks, Commissioner Stacey Swinney can’t get his head beyond the idea that more killing is the only way to manage a cougar population. Rather than taking an honest look […]
Cougar Rewilding Foundation VP John Laundre discusses his seminal Yellowstone research.
Since our previous post on the subject, we received a gracious response to our hunting proposal questions from Sam Wilson at Nebraska Game and Parks, including a clarification of the number of cougars killed in Nebraska for reasons of threat and safety: 19 since 1999. Most of those were cougars wandering into residential neighborhoods, where […]
Our former intern, current Facebook moderator, and graduate student, Julia Smith, offers her contribution to Midwest carnivore recovery. Congratulations, Julia! Julia-B-Smith-thesis-final1.pdf
Living Alongside Wildlife Ghost of the Appalachians
A New Scientist article titled, Scared to Death: How Intimidation Changes Ecosystems, and featuring CRF VP John Laundre’s groundbreaking research on predator ecology, was reprinted by Psychology Today. Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? Fear and Loathing in YLP