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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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New York State Museum, Albany Huxley Theatre Sunday, October 6: 1PM – 2:30 PM Bill Betty, a Rhode Island resident and mountain lion lecturer from Cougars of the Valley, will review their year-long Connecticut field camera initiative, mountain lion biology and behavior, and the perspective of cougar recovery in New England based on compelling eye-witness […]

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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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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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Cougar Rewilding is in favor of restoring animals to their former ranges – the essence of rewilding.  Unfortunately, when it comes to elk and bighorns, some hunters view them as their cattle, to be killed only by them.  Mark our words, the stage is being set for conflicts with the cougars in Nebraska’s Pine Ridge, […]

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http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/01/21/10195024-cougars-extinct-in-east-no-way-say-those-who-claim-sightings U.S.NEWS on msnbc.com Cougars extinct in East? No way, say those who claim sightings By Jim Gold, msnbc.com Cougar sightings persist in the East nearly a year after the big predators were declared extinct in the region, a determination that some don’t believe. Others want to make cougars’ presence a big reality. Read more…

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“I think the No. 1 thing we need in the East is the cougar,” Foreman said, a project proposed about 25 years ago in a study by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. “They came up with about 20 different spots in the southeastern United States as possible cougar recovery areas, but nothing really came […]

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