The hunt for British Big Cats attracts far more newspaper column-inches than any other cryptozoological subject. There are so many of them now that we feel that they should be archived by us in some way, so we should have a go at publishing a regular round-up of the stories as they come in.
Monday, 8 June 2015
NEWSLINK: State suggests federal review of cats' status as sightings continue
State wildlife officials surprised the conservation community this month by proposing to refocus the management of the Florida panther, suggesting the endangered status of the big cats in Southwest Florida may need to be reviewed.
The memo by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission staff and Commissioner Liesa Priddy suggests the agency focus its efforts on maintaining the panther population at a “sustainable level” in its primary territory and address a growing number of conflicts between landowners and the cats.