Category: <span>Media</span>

KCET | Shooting L.A.’s Mountain Lions Won’t Protect Livestock. Being More Responsible Will.
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KCET | Shooting L.A.’s Mountain Lions Won’t Protect Livestock. Being More Responsible Will.

Photo Credit: National Park Service [Editor’s note: This commentary is prompted by a rancher’s move to kill one of the Santa Monica Mountains’ beleaguered mountain lions after one or more of those lions killed ten alpacas and a goat. As we published this piece, the owner of the unfortunate livestock was reportedly negotiating an alternative,...

The Wall Street Journal | Wildlife Crossings Get a Whole New Look
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The Wall Street Journal | Wildlife Crossings Get a Whole New Look

Photo Credit: Jeff Burrell – Wildlife Conservation Society Why did the black bear cross the road? Actually, it didn’t—because it didn’t have to. A motion-activated camera shows that the bear in question took an overpass—essentially a large, camouflaged arch—that gracefully carves over U.S. Highway 93 in Montana, just north of the town of Evaro at the...

The New Yorker | Lions of Los Angeles
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The New Yorker | Lions of Los Angeles

Photo Credit: National Park Service It was drizzling and gray, late fall, on the old Rickards Movie Ranch, high in the Santa Monica Mountains, in rural, red-state western Malibu. Bleached skulls were tacked to the outside wall of a stage-set saloon; rusting wagon wheels leaned at angles. A hand-painted sign announced a “Public Hanging, 5PM.”...

VIDEO | P-22 Makes His Movie Debut!
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VIDEO | P-22 Makes His Movie Debut!

The Cat That Changed America, directed and produced by Tony Lee, is making its world premiere at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival! The film tells the story of P-22–and the quest to build the wildlife crossing at Liberty Canyon–and has a cast that includes many #SaveLACougars team members! Showtimes, followed by a Q&A, are as...

DW | LA Lions to Roam Over Freeway
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DW | LA Lions to Roam Over Freeway

Photo Credit: National Park Service Planning has started on the largest wildlife crossing in the world. The privately-funded bridge would allow the endangered Santa Monica mountain lion and other species to dodge safely the insanity of LA traffic. The Ventura Freeway, known to locals as the 101, is a relentlessly busy east-west road that carries...

P-45 spared! But threats remain…
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P-45 spared! But threats remain…

We made a difference! Last week, the community worked together and helped build a low-cost, effective livestock enclosure for the local rancher whose alpaca were likely killed by P-45 as an alternative to acting on the depredation permit, which ended the imminent threat to P-45’s life. As one of the few males in the region,...

SCPR | Can Following a Famous Cougar’s Journey Help Save Urban Wildlife?
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SCPR | Can Following a Famous Cougar’s Journey Help Save Urban Wildlife?

Photo Credit: Steve Winter – National Geographic This week, the most prominent local mammal wearing a radio tracking collar isn’t P-22, Southern California’s most famous mountain lion, it’s Beth Pratt-Bergstrom. The California director of the National Wildlife Federation is participating in a three-and-a-half day, 50-mile hike that follows the cougar’s journey from the Santa Monica Mountains to Griffith Park....