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Washington Residents: Support the Ban on Wildlife Killing Contests

Washington’s Fish and Wildlife Commission is set to consider a rule change that would end the bloodsport known as hunting contests. The Commission’s proposed rule is written to prevent what it calls “spree-killing contests,” the most common of which are coyote derbies, in which participants compete to kill the largest number of coyotes in order to win prizes like cash or rifles. The Mountain Lion Foundation, along with other conservation and animal protection organizations, applauds the Commission for drafting the rule and urges Washington residents to express their support for the rule’s adoption...

Montana’s Hunting Plan is Unsafe and Unsustainable

Montana’s newly adopted mountain lion hunting plan favors recreational trophy hunting interests over public safety and sound wildlife management. The Fish and Wildlife Commission voted unanimously to adopt the quotas at its June 25 meeting, despite opposition from the Mountain Lion Foundation (MLF) and members of the public. MLF submitted written comments pointing out that Montana’s hunting quotas are unsustainable and likely to increase conflicts between lions, people, livestock and pets...

Nebraska’s Mountain Lion Hunt is Unsustainable

Nebraska’s native mountain lions are in peril. The Game and Parks Commission’s vote last week to approve a hunt quota for the 2021 season is unsustainable. A healthy mountain lion population is essential for a resilient and balanced ecosystem and even supports at least one federally endangered species of beetle in Nebraska. The Commission’s approved plan allows hunters to kill up to four lions in the Pine Ridge region...

Update on California's Habitat Conservation Fund

The Mountain Lion Foundation – whose founding fathers include Governor Newsom’s own father Bill Newsom – thanks the legislature and the Governor for coming together to agree during challenging times to avoid cuts to the Department of Fish and Wildlife that otherwise would have jeopardized efforts to manage more than 600 declining species, including mountain lions, whales, and migratory birds, and more than one million acres of state lands, such as state wildlife areas...

Nebraska Game and Parks Commission wants to hunt mountain lions for the third year in a row

We need your help bringing an end to mountain lion hunting in Nebraska! Tell the Game and Parks Commission to protect the State’s lions and to end the hunt by commenting here today! Nebraska Game and Parks Commission (NGPC) wants to open their small, declining population of mountain lions to hunting again. The most recent population estimate in the Pine Ridge region suggests that there are approximately 34 total lions living in the area – about half as many lions as there were two years ago...

National Wildlife Refuges at Risk

****NOTE: The government is using the beta site on Tuesdays and Thursdays this month, making it more difficult for people to comment. The link below will take you directly to the docket on Tuesdays and Thursdays: https://beta.regulations.gov/document/FWS-HQ-NWRS-2020-0013-0001 To go directly to the comment page, use this link: https://beta.regulations.gov/comment/FWS-HQ-NWRS-2020-0013-0001 Please note, if you decide to comment any other day of the week, the original links below will work...

Voter-Designated Funds to Help Acquire and Link Critical Wildlife Habitat

California mountain lions and other wildlife will benefit from a round of projects recently approved by the Wildlife Conservation Board. Projects include land acquisitions, habitat restorations, and improved access to critical wildlife territories - much of it funded through the 30-year-old Habitat Conservation Fund (HCF). At its May 20 meeting, the Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) approved $36...


We need your help today on two issues that are vitally important to wildlife in California: The Habitat Conservation Fund (HCF) is under attack. After voting to extend it for 10 years just last year, the Administration has placed a bill before the legislature that would end it permanently. The Administration has also presented a budget for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife that is woefully under-funded and relies on taking money that would have gone to the Habitat Conservation Fund in order to fund ongoing CDFW programs...

Humboldt County Agrees to Prioritize Nonlethal Solutions to Urban Wildlife Conflict

EUREKA, Calif. - In response to advocacy by the Mountain Lion Foundation and other animal protection and conservation groups, Humboldt County today approved a new contract with the federal wildlife killing program, Wildlife Services, that will result in far fewer native species being killed. The contract requires Wildlife Services to adopt numerous reforms, including placing a priority on nonlethal mitigation measures for wildlife complaints in urban and suburban areas...

California Moves to Protect Imperiled Mountain Lion Populations

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - In response to a petition from the Center for Biological Diversity and the Mountain Lion Foundation, the California Fish and Game Commission voted 5-0 today to advance Southern California and Central Coast mountain lions to candidacy under the state's Endangered Species Act. The vote follows a February 2020 finding by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) that increased protections may be warranted...
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