Invasive species have contributed to the decimation of native species worldwide. Yet, the level of damage an invasive species does to the environment does not always translate to its condemnation. This is especially true of charismatic species like the feral cat, which has become a political lightning rod and an obstacle to the recovery of struggling ecosystems.
A California study has wide reaching implications for mountain lion management.
SCIENCE NEWS This month the Department of the Interior announced it would create a new Conservation Council to advise international strategies and advocate domestically. Read more about the press release from The Wildlife Society here.
A few studies in the early 2000’s found that hunting was influencing directional selection