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Cheryl Gray

SAVING THE CALIFORNIA MOUNTAIN LION

January 2020

The resilient mountain lion goes by many other names: puma, cougar, panther, catamount — even “ghost cat.” Over the past century in California, it has survived habitat loss and government-sponsored predator extermination campaigns that wiped out the state’s grizzly bears and gray wolves.

But today mountain lions in Southern California and along the Central Coast are gravely threatened by habitat loss and fragmentation from freeways and rampant sprawl development.

We’re working to save these iconic cats.
Read More https://www.biologicaldiversity.org/species/mammals/California-mountain-...

The world’s 5 most Endangered wild cats

September 23, 2017

Wild cats around the world face a long list of challenges as their habitat is degraded, their food supply diminished, and the cats are hunted for their body parts and meat. Despite notable conservation efforts, including National Geographic Society’s Big Cats Initiative founded with conservationists and filmmakers Dereck and Beverly Joubert, wild cats face a long road ahead. Read full report.

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