The Bay Area Puma Project (BAPP) was started in 2007 by Felidae Conservation Fund in partnership with The University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC) and The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW). We recognized a need for innovative research and education to help protect an important keystone species: the puma.
Our current non-invasive research has gleaned new information on puma biology and behavior at the urban edge. We are able to use the findings in our community outreach programs to empower locals to preserve their ecosystems.
Through a combination of our efforts, we are fighting for puma conservation with key agencies and officials.