Big cats love their meat. They are also strict carnivores. This puts them at the top of the food chain, where they play an important ecological role by regulating prey populations and structuring animal communities. Read full report.
Think of it as public access for pumas: If the Los Angeles City Council has its way, new construction projects in the eastern Santa Monica Mountains would have to include pathways or easements for mountain lions, bobcats and other wildlife. Read full report.
Stumbling upon a mountain lion is pretty rare, but if you happen to do a lot of stuff outdoors, it’s good to be prepared just in case. Here’s what you should do if you encounter a mountain lion in the wild. Read full report.
A female mountain lion has been detected in southeast Nebraska for the first time. Nebraska Game and Parks Commission wildlife biologists have known about a big cat roaming the Missouri River bluffs in Nemaha and Richardson Counties for more than a year. Trail cameras set out by the commission and landowners have captured images of a cougar. Read full report.
Any hope that South Florida's endangered panthers will eventually spread hundreds of miles north to as far as the Orlando area and beyond may hinge on a proposal for immense development near Naples. Read full report.
The city of LA is trying to make the hard lives of mountain lions in the Santa Monica Mountains a little easier. On Friday, the city council voted to draft an ordinance that would create a "wildlife corridor" ensuring that mountain lions and other animals are able to move through the mountain range without being cut off by new development projects. Read full report.
Los Angeles lawmakers voted Friday to draft a new law that would enshrine a “wildlife corridor” in the eastern Santa Monica Mountains, aiming to ensure that coyotes, bobcats and other wild animals are not cut off from stretches of their habitat by new homes or other development. Read full report.
Paola Bouley is on call as a first responder for lions in Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique. She is a National Geographic Big Cats Initiative grantee and the director and co-founder of Projecto Leões da Gorongosa. It’s the first ever lion research project in the history of the park. Read full report.
The last of six defendants in a poaching scheme that involved maiming mountain lions and transporting them across state lines pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court on April 6. Read full report.
Federal officials want to hear from the public about whether to permit a plan to allow oil drilling, mining and development in Florida's panther habitat — and to allow the killing of some panthers — in exchange for a promise to preserve some of that land. Read full report.
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