Science & Research
Wild cat conservation starts with innovative and forward-thinking science and research.
Our Innovative Approach
Our innovative wildlife conservation approach involves forward thinking research, technology, and education. We avoid invasive practices, such as collaring or tagging. Instead, we work alongside wildlife within their ecosystem. This way, we conduct world-class research and change the way we interact with wild cats.
We have built a database repository for wildlife imagery collected on public, state, county, city and private lands. Our work is focused on conservation of wild felids but we collect images of all wildlife for use in research and land planning.
Wild Cats of the Coast
Felidae Conservation Fund joins the Coastside Land Trust community webinar series to talk about the wildcats of Coastal San Mateo. Within this talk, we learn about their biology, physiology...
Living with Pumas in the SF Bay Area
People in the Bay Area are having many more sightings of mountain lions but the question is, are there more of them, are we seeing the same ones, or...
Knowing Wild Cats: Non-Invasive Data Collection for Researchers
Covers non-invasive research methods with lead wildlife biologist Courtney Coon, PhD and BAPP head researcher, Zara McDonald.
Impacts of biodiversity and biodiversity loss on zoonotic diseases
18 February 2021;
Zoonotic diseases are infectious diseases of humans caused by pathogens that are shared between humans and other vertebrate animals. Previously, pristine natural areas with high biodiversity were seen as...
A deepening understanding of animal culture suggests lessons for conservation
24 March 2021;
A key goal of conservation is to protect biodiversity by supporting the long-term persistence of viable, natural populations of wild species. Conservation practice has long been guided by...
Effects of human-altered landscapes on a reintroduced ungulate: Patterns of habitat selection at the rangeland-wildland interface
21 March 2021;
Successful species reintroductions require land managers to balance the goal of viable wildlife populations with potential risks to human enterprise. Such risks are particularly acute at the wildland-agriculture...
The "Ghost Cats" of the Santa Monica Mountains
Documentary by Michael Harris. Michael has been working with biologists from the National Park Service for two years, documenting the mountain lion study, which has been ongoing since 2002...
From Conflict to Co-existence. Tree and Sky Media Arts have produced the first of two short films for Felidae outreach efforts. The short music video is designed to...
Trail of the Puma
David Elkins and Aneeta Akhurst. Totem Pictures A one-hour film that will reveal new insights into the natural history of this iconic, top-level predator, it...
Do You Have 2-4 Hours A Month To Preserve Your Local Ecosystem?
Our volunteers are the driving force behind making true change in ecosystem health and wild cat conservation. Some like to volunteer in the field, others help us maintain our online presence, and some work with events. With just a few hours a month, you can make a difference, too.