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We wish we could bless the release this week of two captive-reared panthers into the wild. However, releasing a pair of captive-raised two-year olds into a system at carrying capacity, unequipped for the territorial fights – especially the male – that take so many young cats in South Florida, might be a virtual death-sentence. Letting […]

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The record number of panther roadkills in 2012 suggest that panthers have run out of room in southwest Florida. The Cougar Rewilding Foundation recruited the Center for Biological Diversity to draft the panther restoration petition cited in the article, restorations mandated in the the most recent panther recovery plan. Center for Biological Diversity press release […]

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One way to get females north of the river would be to move them there, a subject addressed in the Florida Panther Recovery Plan of 2008. ‘That’s certainly on the table,’ Belden said. ‘Right now we have no formal plans to do that. As far as public concern, it’s easier to let them expand naturally […]

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http://jacksonville.com/opinion/letters-readers/2011-10-07/story/lead-letter-protecting-florida-panther-helps-environment jacksonville.com – Florida Times-Union Lead letter: Protecting Florida panther helps environment October 7, 2011 About the author Stephen Williams is president of the Florida Panther Society and lives in North Florida. ************ We don’t know if last month’s sightings of a Florida panther in San Marco were valid. But we do know that if […]

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It may take several tries to correctly record the spam blocking Captchia.   http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/environment/os-poll-reintroduce-panthers-to-florida-forests-20110917,0,6954454.poll Orlando Sentinel Poll: Reintroduce panthers to Florida forests? Some experts say the only hope for the Florida panther is if it can roam the forests of Central and North Florida, far from its shrunken home in the Everglades. Should panthers be […]

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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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If you have been following news on this blog, you’ll know that the Center for Biological Diversity submitted a petition to the US Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) on March 10, 2011, requesting them to reintroduce panthers to the Greater Okefenokee Ecosystem on the Florida-Georgia border.  Cougar Rewilding fully supports this action–in fact, we were […]

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http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/2011/03/florida-panther-next-extinction7746 National Parks Traveler Is The Florida Panther Up Next For Extinction? Submitted by Kurt Repanshek on March 14, 2011 – 2:30am Word earlier this month that the eastern cougar has been declared extinct by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service leaves just one native panther species alive in the East — the Florida panther […]

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