Mountain Lions Forever!!
Mountain Lion P-56
Photo Credit: National Park Service
By now I am sure that most of you have heard about the state of California-approved killing of a mountain lion (P-56) in the Santa Monica Mtns. outside Camarillo, CA.
While we are saddened and angry about this tragic incident, our commitment to protecting mountain lions will move forward in the memory of P-56.
One of my Sierra Club campaigns which I launched late last year is Mountain Lions FOREVER!--a Sierra Club campaign to protect the largest wild cats in California. Voice your opinion here: California Fish & Game Commission
Our immediate top priority is getting the CA Fish ad Game Commission to designate mountain lions as endangered in the central coast region of CA, which includes lands in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles (including Santa Monica Mtns), and Orange counties. This is a joint effort of the Sierra Club, CBD (Center for Biological Diversity), and the Mountain Lion Foundation
Our first stop on our journey is before the commission on February 21st in Sacramento, but our really big day will be back before the Commission again on April 15th in Sacramento, when the Commission will officially adopt the maps for critical habitat lands for lions to be protected in the five-county region. Maps are being prepared by the CA Dept. of Fish and Wildlife.
In memory of P-56.
Jim Hines firstname.lastname@example.org
Team Leader. Sierra Club Mountain Lions FOREVER Campaign.