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Tiger Conservation Efforts Should Focus On Genetic Diversity
2014-04-17 04:27:58

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While many tiger conservation efforts focus on the numbers of a population, maintaining the big cats’ genetic diversity is just as important, according to a report published on Thursday in the Journal of Heredity. "Numbers don't tell the entire story," study author Elizabeth Hadly, a professor in environmental biology at Stanford University, said in a recent statement. According to the study, because the tiger’s decline has...

Reintroduction Efforts Save Florida Panther Population From Extinction
2012-12-18 11:38:09

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In the early 1990s, Florida´s panther population was on the verge on being completely wiped out, with an estimated 20 to 25 of the big cats left in the state. To reverse the trends of this dire situation, Florida conservationists introduced eight female Texas pumas in an effort to mate them with local panthers in 1995. The result has been deemed a success as the big cats have rebounded in a big way over the past 17 years,...

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2011-08-23 11:47:23

  The Iberian lynx, one of the most endangered cats in the world and Europe´s most endangered carnivore, may not be doomed by its small population size, according to a study published Monday in the journal Molecular Ecology. Just 250 Iberian lynx are believed to exist in the wild, raising the risks of inbreeding and low genetic diversity.  However, the current study suggests the lynx has had little genetic variability over the last 50,000 years, and that this has not...

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2011-03-02 12:15:00

On Wednesday, Federal wildlife biologists declared the eastern cougar to be extinct. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service concluded that there are no longer any wild populations of mountain lions in the eastern U.S.  Researchers believe the subspecies has probably been extinct since the 1930s. The declaration will move the eastern cougar from the endangered species list to the extinct list. There have been a number of sightings of mountain lions from Maine to South Carolina, but the...

2010-09-07 06:45:00

NAPLES, Fla., Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens is inviting Floridians and others on a multiple-day exploration of native wildlife as well as wilderness habitats within the diversity of Collier County's state and national parks and refuges including the globally unique ecosystem of the Everglades. Discounted rates at accommodations packaged with a Florida Resident 50% off Naples Zoo ticket combined with the benefits of visiting outside tourist season make this an...

2010-05-06 10:42:00

NAPLES, Fla., May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- A group of eastern Collier property owners has filed a motion in federal court to intervene in support of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) in a recent lawsuit over the designation of critical habitat for the Florida panther. The lawsuit demands the designation of roughly 3 million acres in Southern Florida, about a third of which are private, as critical to the panther's survival. Five environmental groups led by the Conservancy of Southwest...

2010-02-17 15:47:00

NAPLES, Fla., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Collier Enterprises today announced that it will delay permitting for the Town of Big Cypress in order to participate in a new Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) being created by a coalition of conservation organizations and Collier County landowners. The HCP will provide protection for multiple species in eastern Collier's Rural Lands Stewardship area, including the endangered Florida panther. The idea for a Habitat Conservation Plan for eastern...

2010-01-25 06:30:00

HENDRY COUNTY, Fla., Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The endangered Florida Panther's habitat in southwest Florida received crucial land preservation restoration with the federal approval of the 4,000-acre Panther Passage Conservation Bank in rural Hendry County, west of Lake Okeechobee and south of the Caloosahatchee River. Habitat loss, one of the greatest threats to panther survival, has today restricted south Florida's breeding population (estimated to be about 100) to less than five percent...

2009-01-21 17:59:00

NAPLES, Fla., Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Conservancy of Southwest Florida has filed a petition with Secretary Salazar of the United States Department of the Interior to provide additional legal protection for the endangered Florida panther to help prevent its extinction. Only an estimated 90 to 100 Florida panthers remain today, almost all within South Florida. Because of these low numbers, they are considered at extremely high risk of extinction. Although there are...

2008-08-20 09:00:59

George Bush's presidency trickles to an end in five months, and already some members of his administration are acting like tenants who know they are going to be evicted and doing as much damage as they can before they leave. But no one has dared to go as far as Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne, who's trying to place the Endangered Species Act on the extinction list beside the dodo and the passenger pigeon. Kempthorne, a former Idaho governor and senator, got a zero rating from the League...


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2007-01-19 13:51:21

The puma (Puma concolor), also known as the cougar or mountain lion, is a large, solitary cat found in the Americas. It has a vast range, from Yukon Territory in Canada to the southern Andes of South America. Their primary food is deer. They hunt prey in a range of sizes, from insects, mice, rabbits, to the domestic cats, domestic dogs, alpaca and even bighorn sheep and elk. They are secretive cats that usually avoid people, very rarely attacking humans. Due to over hunting and continual...

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