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Cougars, Coyotes and Reporters, Oh My!

Cougars, Coyotes and Reporters, Oh My!

June 3, 2008: Anyone who reads the newspaper or watches the local news would have been hard pressed to miss the media frenzy that surrounded the sighting of a cougar on Portland’s Powell Butte in late January. Given the sheer number of media stories focusing on predator species in the urban environment, we decided to do some background research on just how big of a risk these species actually pose to humans.

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Portland Audubon and Feral Cat Coalition Team Up

Portland Audubon and Feral Cat Coalition Team Up

March 1, 2008: The Audubon Society of Portland and the Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon are teaming up on a new campaign to encourage Oregonians not to allow their cats to roam free in the environment. Free-roaming cats kill tens of thousands of birds each year in the Portland Metro Area and are one of the primary causes of cat overpopulation. Both organizations encourage cat owners to house cats indoors, in outside enclosures, or to walk cats on a leash. It is good cats and it is good for wildlife!

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Five Peregrine Falcons successfully released to the wild at Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge

Summer 2003: Visitors to Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge this summer may look up to see the spectacular sight of five juvenile Peregrine Falcons dog-fighting with one another as they practice improving their flying and hunting skills!

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