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PROTECT launches new Cougar Watch project


Lake George, N.Y.—Protect the Adirondacks has started a new "Cougar Watch" project to record public sightings of cougars.

The purpose of this project is to be aware of Cougars spotted in the Adirondack area.

PROTECT will manage a database about all reports made, pictures/video of the cougar, and other evidence. If there is a cluster of reports in one geographic area, PROTECT will also work with cougar experts to try and assess the presence of cougars.

"There are regular reports of cougars throughout the Adirondacks, but there has not been a central public repository to record these sightings. PROTECT will work to organize and map these reports. Anybody who has recently seen a cougar in or around the Adirondack Park is encouraged to make a report," said Chuck Clusen, chair of Protect the Adirondacks.

Reports of cougar sightings can be filed here.

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