“But, I was free born.”
[Joy Adamson, Born Free]
The WildCat Conservation Legal Aid Society is wild about all wildcats! Our commitment to their future well-being is achievable through inspiration and respect for their majesty, beauty, and importance to our global ecological environment, but we need your help.
To learn more about the individual wildcats, their habitats, and conservation status, please refer to our Meet the Wildcats of the World.
We hope you will continue your journey in learning about wildcats and to serve as your guide, we compiled a recommended reading list, of non-fiction works (and a couple of fiction works) on wildcats, for you too can be an advocate for all wildcats—And help us to ensure a wild future for all wildcats!
Revised with new and a few new old classic wildcat titles!
Wildcat Special Reports
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Recovery Plans:
Recovery Outline for the Jaguar (Panthera onca)
Gulf Coast Jaguarundi Recovery Plan (Puma yagouaroundi cacomitli)
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officially declared the eastern cougar to be extinct. A report released by USFWS in March 2011, concluded that the cat is extinct and should be removed from the Endangered Species list. Meanwhile in Oregon, a proposed bill to reintroduce hunting of cougars with hounds that past in the House, died in the Senate. The Senate Committee never scheduled it for debate, effectively killing the bill without discussion. Hound hunting advocates were pushing the bill in the Oregon Legislature since voters in the state twice rejected the practice for bears and cougars in the mid-1990s. In Washington, state lawmakers are debating the extension of a pilot program that allows counties to opt into cougar hunting with hounds in conjunction with the science of cougar management, reforming cougar boot hunt policy and increasing penalities assessed for cougar poaching. A meeting to discuss cougar conservation and management and policy issues will be held in June 2011. The Fish and Wildlife Commission must adopt initial rules by September 30, 2011. In depth articles on the status of Florida panthers were recently published in the Journal of the WildCat Conservation Legal Aid Society, Winter 2010, Vol. IV.
Test your "Captive" Big Cat Knowledge ~ Take Animal Planet's Fatal Attractions Quiz! Pay close attention to the Question and Answer to Number 7! www.animal.discovery.com
“There is, indeed, no single quality of the cat that
man could not emulate to his advantage.”
[Carl Van Vechten, The Tiger in the House]
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