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Intro


 

 

 

 

 

Learn More About The Project Below

 


Director / Producer of the film project: American Lion: Battle Lines

 

Clark DeHart is a Wildlife Biologist and filmmaker living in Virginia.

His past media work includes hosting the TV series Aqua Kids, editing the National Geographic Weekend Radio show, and editing and media management for The National Geographic Society's Science and Exploration department. 

Clark is a published scientist as co-author on the scientific paper "Density and activity patterns of pumas in hunted and non-hunted areas in central Argentina."

Photography courtesy of Margaret DeHart.

 
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Young Clark


Since the age of 14, Clark has been working on wildlife media, as well as personal and professional mountain lion research for over a decade.

Young Clark


Since the age of 14, Clark has been working on wildlife media, as well as personal and professional mountain lion research for over a decade.

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Nina


Mountain Lions are the largest ranging mammal in the Americas. Though their historic range once included the entirety of the lower 48 of the United States, "predator removal" hunting programs decimated populations across their range. And in South Dakota, this unsustainable hunting program is again decimating mountain lion population levels.

Nina


Mountain Lions are the largest ranging mammal in the Americas. Though their historic range once included the entirety of the lower 48 of the United States, "predator removal" hunting programs decimated populations across their range. And in South Dakota, this unsustainable hunting program is again decimating mountain lion population levels.

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Why South Dakota


The mountain lions of the Black Hills are the largest breeding population east of the Rockies. Some individuals have made the journey eastward, showing up in states thousands of miles from home. Allowing this small but important population of mountain lions to be hunted at the current rate could drive them to extirpation from the Black Hills once more. South Dakota is ignoring scientific research findings that the big cats help the ecosystem and that increased hunting only makes negative human-wildlife interaction worse.

Why South Dakota


The mountain lions of the Black Hills are the largest breeding population east of the Rockies. Some individuals have made the journey eastward, showing up in states thousands of miles from home. Allowing this small but important population of mountain lions to be hunted at the current rate could drive them to extirpation from the Black Hills once more. South Dakota is ignoring scientific research findings that the big cats help the ecosystem and that increased hunting only makes negative human-wildlife interaction worse.

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Call to action


With your help, this incredible story can be told. Together we can find the way to save these cats from being hunted to extirpation, while providing the citizens of the Black Hills a safer and enjoyable way to recreate.

 

Click Here to View Film Proposal

Call to action


With your help, this incredible story can be told. Together we can find the way to save these cats from being hunted to extirpation, while providing the citizens of the Black Hills a safer and enjoyable way to recreate.

 

Click Here to View Film Proposal