New Blood (and Genes?) in the Santa Monica Mountains

Nebraska Cougar Killed by Vehicle

A young mountain lion was struck and killed by a motorist near Chadron State Park on Thanksgiving. The male cougar weighed about 92 pounds, and was estimated to be about 2 years old by Nebraska Game and Parks biologists.

Click here to read the full story from the Lincoln Journal Star.

The Incredible Journey of a Florida Panther

Yellowstone Grizzlies at the Crossroads


Photo: Thomas D. Mangelsen / Images of Nature

With delisting an increasingly likely prospect, acclaimed author Todd Wilkinson and renowned wildlife photographer/Cougar Fund co-founder Thomas Mangelsen consider what’s next for the grizzly. As the states of Idaho, order valtrex from canada Montana, and Wyoming deliberate whether to hunt the bear, Wilkinson and Mangelsen present us with powerful and compelling reasons to reject the notion of killing these high-functioning animals for sport.

What’s next for Santa Monica’s lions?

Cougars Working Their Way Back Into Midwest

A new study published in the journal Ecological Modeling has predicted that cougars may recolonize large blocks of suitable habitat in the Midwest within the next 25 years. While it appears ecologically possible, it also needs to be socially possible! Head over to our Living With Cougars page for more information on how to live and recreate safely amongst mountain lions. We can coexist!

To read the full story from Smithsonian, click here.

Florida to Spend Big on Fence to Keep Panthers Off Highway

Famed Santa Monica Lion Death Due to Rat Poison

Lab tests have confirmed that well-known Santa Monica lion P-34’s death was caused by exposure to rodenticides. P-34 is the third mountain lion in Santa Monica National Recreation Area’s long-running study to die from rodenticide poisoning. Click here to read the full story from the Thousand Oaks Acorn.

It is always encouraging when decision makers respond positively to our appeals.

Thanks to Governor Inslee for listening to the plea of  advocates. He has made a decision that inspires respect for you, and in turn, respect for the process of the great state your represent. We hope that future season setting will be based upon the sound science that flows from Washington’s Academic Institutions and from WDFW’s very own Biological Field Staff.

Be Careful with Rodenticides to Protect Mountain Lions

With winter on its way and little critters looking for a nice cozy place (like your home!) to stay warm, the great folks at Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area have reminded us of the potential buy valtrex cream online dangers that rodenticides pose to cougars and other wildlife. If you must use rodenticides, please be cautious.

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Rat poison and local wildlife