Mountain Travel

Petition Calls For SoCal Mountain Lions To Be Placed On Endangered List


With their habitats increasingly threatened throughout Southern California, environmental advocacy companies are annoyed that kingdom officials list local mountain lions as endangered. The Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) and the Mountain Lion Foundation introduced Tuesday that they’ve formally petitioned the California Fish and Game Commission (CFGC) to place mountain lions who stay in Southern California and at the Central Coast on the California Endangered Species Act. The petition includes cougars that roam the Santa Monica, San Bernardino, San Gabriel, Santa Ana, Santa Cruz Mountains, and the Eastern Peninsular Range.

This petition follows a study released in March, which determined that habitat loss, inbreeding, and isolation may motivate cougar populations inside the Santa Monica and Santa Ana mountains to go extinct in the subsequent 50 years. “Our mountain lions are demise horrible deaths from car collisions and rat poison, and their populations are in danger from inbreeding too,” said CBD biologist Tiffany Yap, the primary writer of the petition, in a declaration. “Without a clear felony mandate to shield mountain lions from the threats which might be killing them and hemming them in on all facets, these iconic wild cats will soon be long gone from Southern California.”

Caltrans has recently proposed building a wildlife bridge throughout the Hundred and One Freeway in Agoura Hills that would permit animals to travel among the Santa Monica Mountains and Simi Hills. Meanwhile, conservationists have proposed capturing cougars within the Santa Anas and trucking them across the 15 Freeway with the purpose of breeding with other mates who are also remoted on the opposite side. At least 18 cougars were killed on a limited-access highway or street inside the Santa Monica Mountains in 2002, in keeping with National Park Service numbers. Rat poison is also posing a grave danger to mountain lions. Biologists consider a mountain lion dead in March in the Santa Monica Mountains possibly died of rat poison. Of 22 neighborhood mountain lions examined inside the Santa Monica Mountains, 21 have confirmed the presence of rat poison in their structures, NPS reviews. Those protected a three-month-old kitten.

Last December, a mountain lion named P-64 survived the Woolsey Fire, only to die some weeks later. Like P-47, assessments also discovered he had six one-of-a-kind sorts of anticoagulant rodenticide compounds in his system. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has three months to determine whether to propose the petition to the CFCG, which will vote on it later this year. After every party, it’s time to clean up, and Mount Everest is no exception. The document variety of climbers crowding the sector’s maximum mountain this season has left a government cleanup crew grappling with the way to clean away everything from abandoned tents to human waste that threatens consuming water.

According to the climber, budget day trip corporations charge as low as USD 30,000 for slicing fees and waste removal. Everest has so much garbage — depleted oxygen cylinders, food packaging, rope — that climbers use the trash as a signpost. But this year’s haul from an anticipated 700 climbers, guides, and porters on the mountain has surprised the ethnic Sherpas who worked on the government’s cleanup pressure this spring. Moreover, the tents are littering South Col, or Camp Four, which, at eight 000 meters (26,240 toes), is the highest campsite on Everest, just under the summit.

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