On Thursday, researchers from UC Santa Cruz published their findings from tracking mountain lions in the Santa Cruz Mountains, entitled "Scale Dependent Behavioral Responses to Human Development by a Large Predator, the Puma."
Their data from 2008 through 2011 has shed some new light on how lions manage to survive on the outskirts of the San Francisco bay area — one of the . . .
A male mountain lion was tranquilized and returned to wild after wandering into a neighborhood in Glendale, California. The city sits in the fifteen mile stretch of developed land between the Santa Monica Mountains and Angeles National Forest, just north of bustling Los Angeles.
Residents spotted the 125-pound mountain lion jumping backyard fences on Thursday around noon. Homeowner . . .
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife released a draft version of its revised mountain lion guidelines. The new policy will direct Department personnel when responding to mountain lion public safety and depredation incidents.
The Department has included sections about rehabilitating mountain lions as well as partnering with outside organizations to help resolve potential public . . .
On Monday, February 25th a bill was introduced to the Nevada Senate that would require one member of the Nevada Wildlife Commission to hold a four-year degree in environmental science and have expertise concerning threatened and endangered wildlife.
Commissioners serving on the nine-member panel are appointed by the governor.
Under current state law, one member must have . . .
On Saturday, December 1st, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife shot and killed two mountain lion kittens in Half Moon Bay.
The Department said attempting to tranquilize or capture the small cats was too risky and would put the public in danger. Wardens ultimately killed the pair, claiming it was, "absolutely the last resort for us."
Unfortunately, California Fish and Game Commissioner Jim Kellogg was reconfirmed for another six-year term by the Senate Rules Committee on January 9, 2013 by a vote of 4:1. (Voting AYE were Senators Darrell Steinberg, chair (D-Sacramento), Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara), Ricardo Lara (D-South Gate), and Bill Emmerson (R-Riverside). Only Senator Jean Fuller (R-Bakersfield) voted . . .
In 2012 the Wyoming Game and Fish Department approved plans to drastically increase the sport hunting of mountain lions in their region of the Black Hills. This island-like patch of mountain lion habitat lies between Wyoming and South Dakota, and it is home to a crucial population of lions.
The Black Hills may only support a couple hundred mountain lions, but dispersing animals from . . .
California Department of Fish and Wildlife is transporting a tranquilized mountain lion from a backyard in Santa Barbara to a nearby natural area in the Los Padres National Forest.
The home on Apple Grove Circle where the lion was sighted early the morning of Monday, January 7, 2013, is immediately adjacent to a large golf course that is connected by several small greenbelts to the Los . . .