Indentifying and Protecting Wildlife Corridors

STOP COUGAR TRAPPING

Speak out against the proposed increase in killing Mountain Lions in New Mexico. Sign the petition here:STOP COUGAR TRAPPING.

Please sign by Sunday, August 16th!  Following the link above will take you to “StopCougarTrapping.org”, where you can download a PDF of the petition to share.  

Thank you for signing and making your comments to protect the Mountain Lion from needless slaughter.  

What’s the future of polar bears? Studies say they may soon be extinct.

This article from the Christian Science Monitor describes the sad fate of polar bears, who are being left to die in a melting Arctic Sea by the US Fish&Wildlife Service.  When are “responsible” government agencies going to become  ~ responsible?

Mt. Lion, glass door, housecat

 

Well how about from the comfort of your living room?  This is a truly remarkable video of a Mountain Lion playing , or wanting, but certainly interacting with, a house cat. Lets just say this family’s children will not be playing outside unsupervised any more.

Cat in face-off with mountain lion – BBC News.

Mountain Lion/human interactions are on the increase, and the more we understand about the ecological role of these top carnivores, the better. The better for us, the Mountain Lions, the deer, and all the myriad interactions that ensue from the presence of a top carnivore, designed to cull the weak, the sick, and (ulp) the young.  Of course healthy deer populations are our best ally when we live in Mountain Lion territory, as Deer, Elk, rabbits and other small animals are what Mountain Lions have evolved to eat, not humans.  

 

 

Cat in face-off with mountain lion – BBC News.

wildlife overpass

Here is an example of what can happen when people put their money where their mouth is.  If AZ can do it, NM can do it!

Voter-approved wildlife crossing part of Oracle Road widening.

People gotta drive, animals gotta move! But road-kill, no gotta happen.

Deer release

One of the priority wildlife passages in the Rocky Mts. is highlighted here in this NY Times piece:

For Mule Deer, an Incredible Journey – NYTimes.com.

Trek West trailer on Vimeo

Jaguar in northern Mexico

Jaguar in northern Mexico


Wildlife advocate John Davis trekked from Mexico to Canada along the “Spine of the Continent” to bring attention to the need for wildlife corridors.
Watch a trailer from the Trek West film by film maker Ed George here:

Trek West trailer on Vimeo on Vimeo

via Trek West trailer on Vimeo.

Bobcat takes a break in the yard

Bobcat takes a break in the yard

Yes, bobcats are being trapped here in NM as well, but we’re a long way from CA as you can see in this link to “Project Coyote” and their efforts to protect bobcats in CA:

Help Ban Bobcat Trapping in CA!.

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