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August 30, 2018 at 8:34 am

Gizmodo Cites Study by Popescu in ‘Fight Over Killing Bobcats Is Raging Across the Midwest’

Dr. Viorel Popescu, portrait

Dr. Viorel Popescu

Gizmodo cites a study by Dr. Viorel Popescu, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences at Ohio University, in a story headlined “A Fight Over Killing Bobcats Is Raging Across the Midwest.”

During the impassioned debate in Ohio over whether to allow trapping, proponents argued that a 60-bobcat cap wouldn’t put the animal’s numbers at risk. The state Department of Natural Resources agreed….

But ultimately, in May, the Ohio Wildlife Council felt that there wasn’t enough information to make a determination either way. By a 6 to 1 vote, the council decided to delay the proposed trapping season until there was more definitive data showing a “thriving population.” One member of the council suggested waiting until after a four-year population study—currently underway by Viorel Popescu and wildlife researchers at Ohio University—was completed.

Read more at Gizmodo.

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