On April 16, 2020 the California Fish and Game Commission voted unanimously to list mountain lions in Southern California and the Central Coast as a candidate for protection under the state’s Endangered Species Act. The vote started a 12 month scientific review of candidacy by the Department of Fish and Wildlife.
This is a huge win for California’s environment that will bring many benefits: not only for the survival of mountain lions and the vibrancy of our state’s wild places, but also the health and safety of the public.
As the voice of the mountain lion the Mountain Lion Foundation will serve as a stakeholder in the process – as we continue to work for the survival of mountain lions in the rest of the state and beyond.
Please support our efforts by donating today.
Photo Credit - National Park Service (2015)