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The joyous event back in January is marred by this female’s release location. The Picayune Strand is within spitting distance of the I-75 killing corridor that has claimed countless panthers. Here, too, was a wasted opportunity to put a potential breeder north of the Caloosahatchee River barrier, which a female has yet to cross. The […]

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Same old South Florida same old. Mother Jones  

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Norman Bishop, retired Yellowstone Park ranger and big game sportsman cites the latest stats on wolf recovery and wolf management in the Northern Rockies. The Wildlife News The wolf issue: What science suggests; the players, and our role. By Norman A. Bishop I will briefly sample a few recent studies, many of which were enabled by wolf […]

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On the heels of federal de-listing in the Northern Rockies, a stew of paramilitary anti-federalists, anti-conservationists, welfare ranchers, and fantasies of private hunter ownership over public, taxpayer supported public ungulates are behind the decimation of recovering wolf populations. Earth Island Journal James William Gibson Lynne Stone, longtime wolf advocate and executive director of central Idaho’s Boulder […]

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The first female cougar has been documented east of the Nebraska Pine Ridge population, along the Niobrora River Valley, part of which is managed by the US Park Service and the USFWS. As Nebraska considers its first hunt, the feds have an obligation to ensure that any nascent breeding cougar populations are protected. NEBRASKAlandMAGAZINE.com LINCOLN, […]

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Evidence perhaps that the Connecticut cat toured Rhode Island; Mark McCollough of the USFWS emphasizes the absence of dispersing females (and, therefore, no evidence of breeding), a development the Cougar Rewilding Foundation was the first to report in 2012. Without females, further natural recolonization east of the Rockies is a pipe dream; why restorations are […]

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The plan to make plans for panther recovery to what has already been identified as marginal Central Florida habitat is a pyrrhic recovery gesture. 2 X 240 new target recovery populations isn’t unrealistic; it’s mandated in the recovery plan, where relocation sites in North Florida, Southern Georgia and elsewhere throughout the Southeast have already been […]

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http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/blogs/green-south-florida/sfl-feds-reject-reintroduction-of-florida-panthers-to-georgia-and-north-florida-20110527,0,1345344.story SunSentinel.com Feds reject new territory for Florida panthers By David Fleshler, Sun Sentinel A petition to reintroduce the Florida panther to part of its historic range in northern Florida and southern Georgia was rejected Friday by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service,  even though the agency’s own recovery plan calls for expanding the endangered […]

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