Government failing to protect big cats, conservation group says

This cougar was photographed in B.C.’s Interior. Vancouver Island and parts of the mainland are home to the largest remaining populations of cougars in North America. Klaus Pommerenke photo

Hunting has put B.C. cougar population at risk

By Judith Lavoie, Times Colonist, January 19, 2011

Trophy hunting and habitat loss are putting B.C.’s cougar population at risk and provincial policies do not adequately protect the big cats, says a new report by three scientists from the Raincoast Conservation Foundation.

The study is being released today in anticipation of the province shortly publishing its first cougar management plan, which is under internal review.

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