Lions

Mountain lions live throughout Nevada, in places where deer and elk are plentiful.

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Bears

Just a few hundred Nevada black bears survive in the mountains of Western Nevada.

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Bobcats

Bobcats exist throughout Nevada, hunting rabbits and rodents in the mountains and deserts.

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Coyotes

Coyotes thrive in all Nevada ecosystems, and live in packs that function as a social unit.

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Nevada is beautiful.

But sometimes, taking in the broad vistas, mountain peaks, and shimmering deserts, we forget that these places were once teeming with wildlife.  The river valleys where we built our towns were rich ecosystems that fed vast herds of deer and elk.  Today, wildlife depends on the places we choose to keep wild, but few of these are the sanctuaries they seem to be.

Stop for a moment and look over your back fence.  Look to the landscape, and then look closer.  The bears and bobcats, lions and coyotes are your neighbors too.

 

 

Nevada’s mountain lions, coyotes, bobcats and black bears may well be in big trouble.

Even though they are relentlessly hunted, trapped, snared and poisoned, scientists have little idea of how many there are or what natural pressures they face every day.

The sad thing is that most Nevadans are surprised to hear that trophy hunting is allowed – even encouraged – in Nevada, and that wild animals are still trapped here for their fur.

Perhaps even more important, few Nevadans know that these carnivores provide real benefits for people and ecosystems, from native plants to mountain bluebirds… to us.

 

We can make a change.

 

 

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The Know Your Nevada Neighbors campaign will span 2017.  We’ll start by letting you know a little about some of the carnivores of Nevada, explore their biology and behavior, and how we can best get along with them.  Then we’ll take a look at the challenges they face in Nevada, and what we can do to make their lives easier.