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Mountain lions are an iconic Texas species symbolic of the wild and rugged west. Their distribution is limited to two breeding populations in west and south Texas. Research suggests that both populations suffer from high rates of human-caused mortality. While every US state with mountain lions offers the species some level of protection, Texas does not.
In this presentation, Dr. Patricia Moody Harveson will discuss the history and controversy of the current mountain lion policy in Texas, as well as recent efforts to encourage science-based management including a defensible plan for monitoring and regulating mountain lion populations in Texas.
Dr. Patricia Moody Harveson is a wildlife biologist with over 15 years of experience studying mountain lions in Texas. She is an adjunct professor at Sul Ross State University and the former Davidson Endowed Chair for Conservation Biology with the BRI. Her current work focuses on the conservation of carnivores through research, education, and outreach.
Coordinator: Texas Native Cats
To register: email info@TexasNativeCats.org to receive an invitation to the virtual meeting.