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May 6, 1990 | BOB SCHWARTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Not in 18 years has a sport hunter legally shot and killed a California mountain lion--a secretive, nocturnal predator that inhabits terrain as disparate as the eastern desert, the Sierra Nevada's snowy slopes and the coastal oak woodlands of Los Angeles and Orange counties. In 1987, the state Department of Fish and Game tried to reintroduce limited hunting of the animals, whose population statewide was estimated to have grown to about 5,100.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 31, 2011 | Catherine Saillant
Coyotes howling into the night are as much a part of Calabasas as the aspiring screenwriters, retired moguls and stay-at-home mothers who crowd the coffee shops in the city's well-manicured mall. But that doesn't mean residents are at ease with the predators that roam this community nestled in the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains. Debbi Gillman remembers the afternoon her daughter came home to find the remains of the family's retriever-mix strewn across the backyard.
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NEWS
December 15, 1991 | PAUL DEAN
The Hunt Saboteurs think as Thoreau: "In wildness is the preservation of the world." Thoreau left no gray areas. Neither do the Hunt Sabbers. "We just don't believe in man managing animals," says Jonathan Paul, an organizer of Hunt Saboteurs CA. "We believe in animals doing it themselves. "Fish and Game really wants to annihilate all the mountain lions, and there you are destroying a whole ecosystem by getting rid of all the predators.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 12, 2008 | Carla Hall, Hall is a Times staff writer.
Researchers have concluded that female elephants living in protected environments in Asia and Africa live longer than elephants in captivity in European zoos, saying that "bringing elephants into zoos profoundly impairs their viability." The study, to be released today in the journal Science, also found that for an Asian elephant -- the more endangered of the two elephant species -- being born in a zoo or separated from its mother at an early age can mean a shorter life.
NEWS
January 11, 1987 | MITCHELL ZUCKOFF, Associated Press
Skies off Cape Cod are clouded with gulls; ponds around the country teem with troublesome carp, and trees in Florida bustle with Tarzan's monkeys. And it's all humanity's fault. Just as neglect and excessive hunting have wiped out or endangered some species, putting animals into predator-free environments or giving them unlimited food supplies has resulted in animal population explosions.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 1, 1990
Your support of Prop. 117 seems to be based on the emotional premise of "stop the big bad hunter," despite the monetary problems with this proposition. The real problem with Prop. 117 is that it takes wildlife management out of the hands of professionals. Wildlife management cannot be left to Mother Nature any more; people must manage wildlife for the proper balance. Nobody is proposing extinction, just management. ED MORTENSON Reseda
NEWS
November 2, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
A wildlife management area in the mountains of western Montana was closed after authorities discovered the body of a hunter apparently killed by a grizzly bear. Bill Thomas, spokesman for the Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks, said that the area will remain closed indefinitely while authorities attempt to locate and kill the bear believed responsible.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 29, 2004 | Steve Hymon and Christiana Sciaudone, Times Staff Writers
A mountain lion has taken up residence in Griffith Park, one of the nation's biggest and busiest urban parks eight miles from downtown Los Angeles, park officials said Wednesday, prompting them to begin posting signs that warn visitors of dangerous animals living in the area. After receiving several reports of lion sightings by hikers and horseback riders in the last month, rangers say they found evidence of a lion bedding down in the higher reaches of the park.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 19, 1993 | JEFFREY A. PERLMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
State and federal wildlife officials raided a wild-game barbecue near Irvine Lake on Friday, resulting in hundreds of angry, $75-per-person ticket holders being turned away at the gates. About 15 investigators and agents of the state Department of Fish and Game and the U.S. Wildlife Service descended on the site in cars and helicopters, some with guns drawn, officials said. But there were no arrests.
NEWS
July 2, 1990 | From United Press International
The federal government Sunday took control of wildlife management on public lands away from the state of Alaska in a fight over hunting rights. "We said we didn't want to assume this responsibility," said Walter Stieglitz, regional director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, who directed the reluctant takeover when Alaska failed to meet Sunday's deadline for complying with a federal lands act.
WORLD
October 7, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
More than 370 penguins that mysteriously washed up on Brazil's equatorial beaches were flown south on a huge air force cargo plane and released closer to the frigid waters they call home, advocates said. Onlookers cheered as the young Magellanic penguins were set free on a beach in southern Brazil and scampered into the ocean, the International Fund for Animal Welfare said in a statement. It called the penguin release the largest in South America. The penguins were among nearly 1,000 that have washed up on Brazil's northeastern coast in recent months, said group spokesman Chris Cutter.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 28, 2008 | Louis Sahagun, Times Staff Writer
What had been for the last six months a vibrant stream teeming with migrating waterfowls and shorebirds early last week became a dry San Gabriel River channel where vultures gorged themselves on ducklings that died when the flows dried up.
NATIONAL
July 20, 2008 | From the Washington Post
A deadly fish virus has been found for the first time in southern Lake Michigan and an Ohio reservoir, spurring fears of major fish kills and the virus' possible migration to the Mississippi River. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources invoked emergency fishing regulations June 30 to stop the spread of viral hemorrhagic septicemia, or VHS, often described as "fish Ebola," which was found in round gobies and rock bass tested at a marina near the Wisconsin border in early June.
NATIONAL
July 1, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Federal officials are considering euthanizing wild horses to deal with the growing population on the range and in holding pens, authorities said. Wild horses have overpopulated public lands and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management can't afford to care for the mustangs that have been rounded up, Henri Bisson, the agency's deputy director, said in Reno. Also, fewer people are adopting the horses, he said. The agency is also considering whether to stop roundups to save money. There are an estimated 33,000 wild horses on the range in 10 Western states, Bisson said, and 27,000 is the maximum the agency can handle.
NATIONAL
May 6, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Investigators theorize that the killer of six sea lions on the Columbia River arrived by boat and was familiar with trapping methods, closing the doors of two metal cages before firing a high-powered rifle at the animals within. The sea lions' carcasses were found Sunday. Wildlife agents had begun trapping sea lions last month to keep them from eating endangered chinook salmon. The trapping has been suspended. American Indian tribes protecting their fisheries and state governments representing commercial and sport fishermen had promoted the sea lion removal.
WORLD
May 2, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
South Africa lifted a 13-year ban on killing elephants, a move conservationists warn could encourage poachers to slaughter the animals for ivory and threaten dwindling populations elsewhere. Elephants, once on the verge of extinction in some parts of South Africa, are flourishing, with the population growing more than 5% annually in recent years as a result of well-managed national parks. South African authorities want to keep a lid on the animal's burgeoning numbers and protect its viability.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 19, 1989
I read with great interest the article "Urban River Seeks to Find Its Way" (Nov. 12). Considering that the San Diego River once flowed unimpeded from the mountains to the sea, it's quite distressing to accept a river that has since been bombarded by civilization. Fortunately we are witnessing a renewed interest in the San Diego River. What is desperately needed, however, is a comprehensive restoration plan which addresses land use, wildlife management, recreational opportunities, flood control and protection of water quality.
MAGAZINE
April 7, 1991 | DAVID WEDDLE, David Weddle is a free-lance writer based in Malibu.
The sun is bright, the air heavy. It's Easter, the busiest week of the year for Sea World's mega-marine park in Orlando, Fla., and the huge whale and dolphin stadium is packed for the early afternoon show. For the crowd--shifting restlessly in Sea World hats and T-shirts--this will be the peak experience. They have chuckled over the antics of the penguins and walruses, gaped at the tropical fish and gasped at the razor-toothed sharks. But this is what they've come for.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 15, 2008 | Eric Bailey, Times Staff Writer
Government fishery managers took steps Friday toward an unprecedented total ban on salmon fishing this year off the California and Oregon coasts, a move that would hammer beleaguered harbors and deprive the West of a culinary and cultural prize. A ban would cut deeply into a $150-million industry already suffering hard times, hitting not just commercial fishing but also the state's recreational angling industry.
NATIONAL
February 26, 2008 | From the Associated Press
The bison death toll continues to climb for Yellowstone National Park, as park officials say they plan to slaughter an estimated 180 animals captured Monday to prevent the spread of disease. The bison were captured on the north end of the park near the town of Gardiner -- not far from Yellowstone's famed Roosevelt Arch.
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