What do Mountain Lions Look Like? Mountain Lions (Puma concolor), are known throughout the world as “The cat with many names”, and it is true. They go by many names that you may have heard of, such names include: Mountain Lion, Cougar, Panther, Puma, or Catamount. However, despite the many names that go with this […]

via What To Do If You Encounter A Mountain Lion: An In-depth Look Into “The Cat Of Many Names” — TrailTrek California

Wildlife encounters with exotic animals like the big five in Africa, mountain gorillas in Rwanda, polar bears in Manitoba, or swimming with whale sharks or dolphins are most likely on everybody’s bucket list. And with good reason. Seeing and getting close to wild animals in their natural habitat is one of the most rewarding and […]

via Essential guidelines for ethical wildlife travel — Carrots and Tigers

Up in the Santa Monica Mountains, P-47 was just going about his job. The mountain lion, studied by researchers since he was 4 weeks old, was part of an ecosystem that keeps rodent populations under control. However, due to eating prey animals dosed with anticoagulant poisons, internal bleeding caused him to die a slow and painful death. Action #1 […]

via Mon 7/8: Protect wild California! Tell Sen. Jackson to support (2) bills with (1) call! — INDIVISIBLE VENTURA

Ban Ki-moon, Kong Saharat, Li Bingbing and Gisele Bündchen among those aiming to spur action to protect endangered species (UNEP Press release) Nairobi: 25 May 2016 – The United Nations, backed by A-list celebrities from across the globe, today launched an unprecedented campaign against the illegal trade in wildlife, which is pushing species to […]

via Backed by Stars, Unprecedented UN Campaign Seeks to Mobilize Millions to End Illegal Trade in Wildlife — Wild Open Eye – Natural Vision, News from Wild Open Eye

Below we’ve posted excerpts from wild horse & burro advocate Marybeth Devlin to the BLM regarding their plan to sterilize wild mares. Marybeth hits the nail on the head with a big hammer, and we encourage everyone to read her comments. Email: blm_or_spaystudy@blm.gov, blm_or_bu_spaystudy@blm.gov Copies: DOI, BLM National, BLM Oregon, USGS June 12, 2019 […]

via Marybeth Devlin hammers the BLM’s plans to rip out the ovaries of wild mares — Straight from the Horse’s Heart

The LA Times reports A new United Nations report warning of a global extinction crisis identifies three parts of the world in particular danger: South America, Africa and parts of Asia. But there are signs of struggle everywhere, notably in California. Though the state boasts some of the most diverse plant and animal life in the United […]

via As U.N. warns of widespread extinction, California is already losing species  — Natural History Wanderings