Introduction The following is a guest post from Jessica Turner, whom you may remember from this Q&A. It is the first installment in a two-part series about pumas (Puma concolor) in the eastern United States. This post deals with the extirpation of pumas in the eastern two-thirds of the U.S., and some of the controversy […]

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Introduction On May 15, I tuned into a webinar hosted by WildFutures: a project of Earth Island Institute which uses science and the media to challenge negative perceptions of large carnivores. The title of the webinar was Big Cats in the City: Ecology, Behavior, and Conservation of Mountain Lions around Los Angeles. With nearly 180 […]

via Synopsis of Big Cats in the City: WildFutures Webinar about Los Angeles Mountain Lions — The Jaguar

The Great Wildlife Decline!

The GREAT DECLINE “The disappearance of wildlife species is perhaps the most pressing and serious of all environmental problems, threatening the loss of valuable natural services and, as a result, undermining human well-being. The already accelerating rate of species loss is set to become faster still, as existing pressures arising from human population growth, expansion […]

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Northwest Pacific Wildlife!

One of the most amazing parts of the Pacific Northwest, as least in my opinion, is being surrounded by wilderness and forests. Going out into nature is relatively possible all around the region, even in major cities like Seattle, Portland, and Vancouver! Sometimes, it’s as easy as going to a park like Stanley Park in […]

via Keeping the Wild In the Wilderness — Animals of the Pacific Northwest

Webinar on Urban Mountain Lions -May 15th…

There’s an exciting webinar coming up on May 15 that you’ll not want to miss. It’s being hosted by Sharon Negri of WildFutures, and it’s titled Big Cats in the City: Ecology, Behavior and Conservation of Mountain Lions around Los Angeles. For this webinar, Ms. Negri will interview Dr. Seth Riley. For 18 years, Dr. Riley […]

via Free, Upcoming Webinar about Urban Mountain Lions — The Jaguar

More Threatened Species’ Protections to be Removed?

Center for Biological Diversity News Release Trump Administration Proposes Ending Most Protections for Nearly 300 Threatened Species Rule Would Eliminate 40-year-old Protective Framework in Major Gift to Polluters WASHINGTON— The U.S. Department of the Interior quietly sent a proposed rule to the White House on Monday that would effectively rescind most protections for nearly 300 […]

via Dept. Of Interior Proposes Ending Protection 300 Threatened Species — Natural History Wanderings

California Wildfires…

ScienceDaily reports On the tail of California’s most destructive and expensive year of firefighting ever, it might seem obvious that vegetation removal would reduce the risk of such a year happening again. But scientists are showing that in chaparral, California’s iconic shrubland ecosystem, management can devastate wild bird populations and that fire-risk reduction is only […]

via Effects Of Wildfire Management On Bird Populations — Natural History Wanderings