In response to a series of recent lethal (for the lion) cougar incidents, the Bend City Council is asking for assistance from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW), and the U.S. Wildlife Service in crafting a Urban Cougar Response Plan.
This action appears to be a logical step in proactively addressing the fact that mountain lions live nearby and that they occasionally come into human space. However, it also brings into question as to exactly what type . . .
The following story was originally posted on the Science Daily website.
Scientists from the University of California Davis' Wildlife Care Center recently published the findings of a 13-year study of mountain lions in Southern California's Santa Ana Mountains. The study, published in the journal PLOS ONE, combined genetic and demographic data to determine that even though hunting mountain lions is . . .
05/21/15 Guest Commentary by Mark E. Smith and Donald A. Molde
The authors present a novel approach to help answer the question "Who really pays for wildlife in the U.S?" Their research revealed approximately 94% of total funding for wildlife conservation and management comes from the non-hunting public. A proper understanding and accurate public perception of this funding question is a necessary next step in furthering the current debate as to whether and how much influence the general public should have at the wildlife policy-making level, particularly within state wildlife agencies.
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