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People look on as they examine the damaged remains of school in Dayton, Ohio, after powerful tornadoes ripped through the US state overnight, causing at least one fatality and widespread damage and power outages. On Wednesday, June 28, a five-member panel discussed the possibility of bringing, or rewilding, a permanent population of mountain lions, or cougars, to the East. McCollough, an endangered species specialist biologist with the U. Panelists agreed that, although there have been many sightings of cougars in the East, most of these have not pointed to a permanent population.
Of those that have been identified, a great many of them were former pets or captives. The only acknowledged Eastern cougar is the Florida panther, which has been on the endangered species list for a number of years. But recently the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission increased its population estimate to adults, up from , and its place on the list is being reviewed.
Davis opened the discussion by asking Stolzenburg what inspired him to write the book. The author said he wanted to honor the courage and tenacity of the young cougar, but he also wanted to use it as a vehicle to open discussion on rewilding cougars in the East, including areas in the Adirondacks and in Maine. He said that mule deer overpopulating one canyon not supportive of cougar habitat limits plant growth. The second canyon provides suitable habitat for cougars and, as a result, the mule deer population is smaller, but also healthier, and plant life is thriving.
Davis asked McKinley to discuss the term population viability in regard to possible cougar rewilding in Maine. McKinley, whose specialty is songbirds, likens them to the cougar in terms of suitable habitat.
Are we socially ready? There is miles of prairie between them and a habitat that could support them. They need help getting through the gauntlet. McCollough said it would be up to individual states to decide whether or not to legally house a permanent population of cougars. At any rate, he said, it will take time. He likened current efforts to the decade of preparation and research it took to rewild wolves into Yellowstone National Park. The panelists cited several ways to become involved in this and other wildlife projects, including becoming familiar with state wildlife management issues, working on finding a way for the state to use wildlife-watching revenues to fund non-game species, and purchasing Maine loon license plates, which send revenue to support endangered conservation in the state.
Allow them to be curious and to be outside. View the discussion thread. Phone us: Subscribe Print Advertising. Businesses Classifieds. Contact Us Web Advertising Login. Visit us on:. Rewilding cougars in the Maine woods By. Author and conservationist William Stolzenburg takes part in a panel discussion on how to rewild the cougar in the Maine woods. The cougars are seen as predators of unwary men, or victims of the cultural imperative to find value in their physical appearance. There are many reasons why women might choose to enter into such relationships on a more or less permanent basis.
A woman might choose a younger man as a partner because she is less likely to have to eventually support her spouse physically or emotionally in their final years as his health declines, but rather be cared for herself. Women still do live longer than men, so it may be a rational choice to select a younger partner. Women also say that younger men do appreciate their financial independence, their interest in sex, and their freedom from stereotypes.
But the drawbacks are severe: there is a social stigma, and men are often pressured by their friends and family to find someone younger. Women are not likely to want more children when their partner does, and while many men say that their partner's higher income is a benefit, some research shows that can lead to conflict. Why those reactions are so strong, says Alarie, is that cougars violate long-term social norms.
One assumption in Western culture is that men value youth and beauty, while women value financial stability. Men have stronger sex drives than women, so these assumptions go, and are expected to make the first contact, while women are encouraged to wait passively for men to choose them. Further, women are constrained to reactive behaviors, by refusing or accepting a man's romantic approaches.
In addition, by their late 20s, single women are often pressured to take on the roles of wives and mothers. On the other hand, older women are expected to be asexual, or their sexual desires are presented in a humorous way. Interestingly, in Alarie's qualitative study of 59 women who had participated in such relationships, she found that, by and large, the women had conformed to the social norm stereotype. They reported playing a rather passive role in the formation process, with the younger man taking the lead.
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Several mentioned that they struggled with the importance or impossibility of keeping to the youthful appearance cultural norm and how that impacted their relationship. Her results showed that, depending on their age, women differed with regards to their experiences in cougar relationships. Older women were less likely to be affected by the social discourse about cougar relationships, were less preoccupied than younger women were about how long the relationship would last, and were less worried about whether they would miss out on having children or losing their partners as they continued to age.
Share Flipboard Email. Government U. Foreign Policy U. Liberal Politics U. Linda Lowen, a former radio and television broadcast journalist, has won national awards for her coverage of women's issues. Updated January 21, Key Takeaways: The Slang Term "Cougar" Cougars are defined as older heterosexual women typically ages 35—55 who pursue sexual relationships with men who are eight or more years younger. Cougar marriages are relatively rare only about 1.
Cougars can present both negative and positive images: they are independent, sexually confident women, or they are women who are striving to conform to the social norms of youth and beauty.